Cairo Mennonite Church (Cairo, Nebraska, USA)

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The Abbot Mennonite Church, Abbot, Nebraska, USA, began as an outreach of the Wood River Mennonite congregation. In the early 1950s Wood River held successful Summer Bible School services in the Abbot schoolhouse. In 1954 a number of members from Wood River formed the Abbot congregation, though separate membership records did not take place until later in the decade. Alvin Gascho served both congregations for a time.

In 1963 the congregation purchased a former Lutheran Church building in Cairo, Nebraska, and changed its name to Cairo Mennonite Church.

Cairo Mennonite was last listed in the 1986 Mennonite Yearbook.


Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 279.

Additional Information

Address: Cairo, Nebraska, USA



Denominational Affiliations: Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church (MC)

Pastoral Leaders at Cairo Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Alvin Gascho (1906-1982) 1954-1960
Simon Gingerich (1882-1971)(Interim) 1960
Stanley J. Troyer (1927-2010) 1960-1970
Leroy Gingerich 1971-1974?
Alarian Schweitzer (Lay leader) 1974-1986

Cairo Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1959 48
1960 40
1970 49
1980 12
1986 6

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published August 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Cairo Mennonite Church (Cairo, Nebraska, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2023. Web. 29 Nov 2023.,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=176405.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (August 2023). Cairo Mennonite Church (Cairo, Nebraska, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2023, from,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=176405.

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