Family Almanac

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Family Almanac, first published in 1870 by John F. Funk & Bro., Elkhart, Indiana, was issued annually from 1870 to 1908. After 1909 it was been published annually by the Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. The issues of 1902-12 inclusive were combined with the Mennonite Yearbook and Directory. Almanac calculations were made by Lawrence J. lbach 1870-79, L. J. Heatwole 1880-1933, J. T. Sparkman 1934, Hart Wright 1935-55. Edited by Daniel Kauffman 1909-22, John L. Horst 1923-42, Ellrose D. Zook 1943-55. The 1949 issue, with 69 pages and a circulation of 7,000, contained the calendar, almanac calculations, religious articles, general information for the home, and a ministerial directory of the Mennonite Church (MC) and other Mennonite bodies. It was discontinued with the 1955 issue.

Author(s) Ellrose D Zook
Date Published 1956

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Zook, Ellrose D. "Family Almanac." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 16 Apr 2021.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 299. All rights reserved.

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