Sherk, David (1801-1882)

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David Sherk (1801-1882) was a leading Mennonite Church (MC) minister. He was born in 1801, the sixth child of Joseph Schoerg, who came to Waterloo County, Ontario in 1800 from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. David married Elizabeth Betzner (1811-94) in 1827. They had ten children. Two of his daughters were successively the wives of Jacob Gingerich (1840-1920), preacher of the Hagey and Wanner congregations. About 1837 David Sherk was ordained deacon for the Hagey Mennonite Church and the following year served as minister for the three churches of Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner. In his time he was considered one of the leading ministers of the Ontario Mennonite Conference (MC). He was the author of Nonconformity to the World (Elkhart, 1882), 72 pp. He died in 1882.

Author(s) Joseph C Fretz
Date Published 1959

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Fretz, Joseph C. "Sherk, David (1801-1882)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 5 Feb 2023.,_David_(1801-1882)&oldid=93578.

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Fretz, Joseph C. (1959). Sherk, David (1801-1882). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 February 2023, from,_David_(1801-1882)&oldid=93578.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 515. All rights reserved.

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