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Stutzman (Stutsman), a Mennonite family name of Swiss origin. A Swiss Mennonite, Christian Stutzman with his family, arrived in America from Holland in 1711. John Jacob Stutzman arrived in Philadelphia in 1727. His grandson Christian Stutzman married Barbara Hochstedler. The book listing the descendants of this couple contains over 15,000 entries, of whom more than a thousand carry the name Stutzman. Obituaries in the Herald of Truth and Gospel Herald show the family to be most numerous in Ohio, followed by Nebraska and Indiana. Death notices were carried in these periodicals from at least twelve other states and provinces. Jacob and Paul Stutzman were among the early ministers at Walnut Creek, Ohio, over a century ago. Daniel Stutzman, of Millersburg, Ohio, was the author of the 265-page book, Der schmale Verleugnungsweg. Eine kurze Christliche Vermahnung an meine Kinder (1917?). In 1937 at least 22 representatives of the Stutzman family were serving in the Mennonite ministry, 11 of whom were in the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. Among the better known ministers (Mennonite Church) was Milo D. Stutzmann of Kingsman, Alberta.


Hostetler, Harvey. Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and Christian Stutzman. Scottdale, 1938.

Kauffman, Daniel. Mennonite Cyclopedic Dictionary.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 650-651. All rights reserved.

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