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Haury (Hauri), a Mennonite family stemming from the Aargau, Switzerland. Since a very early date the Hauri family living in Hirschtal, Lenzburg district (as distinguished from the Hauri family living in Reinach), belonged to the Swiss Brethren. After the Thirty Years' War a number of Haurys, under the pressure of persecution to which they were subjected in Switzerland, immigrated to South Germany. On one of the four boats that left Switzerland for the Netherlands in 1711 there was a weaver by the name of Hans Haury from Hirschtal and his family.

There are still numerous bearers of the name in Switzerland, South Germany, and North America. The ancestor of the Mennonites among them is Jakob Haury, presumably a descendant of the above Hans Haury, who came as a farmer from Bruchhausen near Mannheim to the Bolanderhof near Kirchheimbolanden (Palatinate) in 1745 and married the widow of Christian Stauffer. Jakob Haury (d. 1789) was an elder of the Weierhof Mennonite congregation. Some of his progeny settled in Bavaria in 1820 (Eichstock congregation) and later immigrated to America; others went directly to America. Among his descendants were S. S. Haury (1847-1929) and Gustav A. Haury (1863-1926).

During the middle of the past century members of the Haury family from Germany settled in Mennonite communities in Illinois (Trenton and Summerfield). Daniel Haury, a member of the Mennonite church at Summerfield, Illinois, joined Christian Krehbiel when he moved to Halstead, Kansas. Richard S. Haury, a practicing physician in Newton, Kansas, was his son. S. S. Haury, a graduate of Wadsworth Seminary, also went west and became the first missionary of the General Conference Mennonite Church. Later he practiced medicine. Gustav A. Haury (1863-1926) was a teacher at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, as was also his son G. A. Haury, Jr. Another son of G. A. Haury, Emil W. Haury (born 1904), was head of the Department of Anthropology and director of the Arizona State Museum. Most of the Haurys of Mennonite faith now live in Kansas and are descendants of the Haurys who settled in Illinois a century ago.


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Author(s) Helmut Haury
Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1956

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Haury, Helmut and Cornelius Krahn. "Haury family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 19 Jan 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Haury_family&oldid=141155.

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Haury, Helmut and Cornelius Krahn. (1956). Haury family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 January 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Haury_family&oldid=141155.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 679-680. All rights reserved.

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