Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA)

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Pleasant View Mennonite Church, ca. 1950.
Scan courtesy Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen X-31.1, Box 18/21

Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located nine miles southwest of Hydro, Oklahoma, a member of the South Central Mennonite Conference, began in 1896-1897, when the B. B. Miller family came from Kansas and the W. C. Lantz family from Indiana. The congrega­tion was organized by Bishop Joseph Schlegel of Milford, Nebraska, in 1898. In 1900 another Joseph Schlegel, who lived in Lyon County, Kansas, became its bishop. In 1906 he settled on the quarter of land where the church is located, and served until 1914. In 1902 a meetinghouse was built, 8½ miles southeast of Thomas, across the road from the cemetery, which is now used by the Old Order Amish. In 1915 the old church was replaced by a larger one and the present structure was built in 1924-1925. In 1906, in order to locate it more central­ly, the meetinghouse was moved 2½ miles east and 2 miles south. About one fourth of the members, past and present, came from non-Mennonite homes.

The ministers in charge of the congregation of 130 members in 1956 were John Slagell, pastor, and Alva Swartzendruber, bishop.

Additional Information

Address: RR 1, Box 152B, Hydro, OK 73048-9620

Telephone: 405-663-2530

Website: Pleasant View Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Amish Mennonite Conference

South Central Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church (MC)

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) John Slagell
Date Published 1959

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Slagell, John. "Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jan 2021.,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=116992.

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Slagell, John. (1959). Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 January 2021, from,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=116992.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 191-192. All rights reserved.

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