Wood River Mennonite Church (Wood River, Nebraska, USA)

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Wood River Mennonite Church in Wood River, Nebraska on 7 July 1948.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.6-22.
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana
Wood River Mennonite Church

Wood River Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in Wood River, Hall County, Nebraska, a member of the Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference, had its beginning in 1904-1905 when a group of Mennonites from Milford, Nebraska, about 100 miles east of Wood River, settled in this neighborhood. Among the group were the John B. Jantzi, David D. Stutzman, Peter Zehr, Mose Zehr, and Ruel Riley families. In the fall of 1905 they or­ganized a Sunday school and soon afterward a con­gregation. Their first meeting place was in a rented building located 1.5 miles east and 5 miles north of Wood River. In the fall and winter of 1908-1909 a plot of land was obtained 4.5 miles north and 1 mile west of Wood River, on which a frame building, with seating capacity of about 200, was erected.

Joseph E. Zimmerman was ordained the first min­ister in 1906. The ministers in 1958 were William R. Eicher, bishop, and Alvin Gascho, minister, and the membership was 49.

In 2013 the minister was Matthew Miller-Troyer.

Additional Information

Address: 14988 W Husker Hwy, Wood River, NE 68883-9719

Phone: 308-583-2087

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Amish Mennonite Conference (Until 1920)

Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference

Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church (MC) (Until 2002)

Mennonite Church USA (2002-present)

Website: Wood River Mennonite Church

Author(s) Alvin Gascho
Date Published March 2013

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Gascho, Alvin. "Wood River Mennonite Church (Wood River, Nebraska, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2013. Web. 18 Oct 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wood_River_Mennonite_Church_(Wood_River,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=141467.

APA style

Gascho, Alvin. (March 2013). Wood River Mennonite Church (Wood River, Nebraska, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 October 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wood_River_Mennonite_Church_(Wood_River,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=141467.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 976. All rights reserved.

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