Jacob A. Schowalter
Jacob Abraham Schowalter (August 25, 1879 – March 10, 1953) was a Kansas farmer, business owner and Mennonite philanthropist whose estate formed the basis of the Schowalter Foundation.Schowalter was b...
Christian Newcomer
Christian Newcomer (1749–1830) was an American farmer and preacher, who was elected on 5 May 1813 as the third Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.
Peculiarly, Newcomer was elect...
Sanford Calvin Yoder
Sanford Calvin Yoder (Dec. 5, 1879-Feb. 23, 1975), S.T.D., D.D., was a Mennonite pastor, biblical scholar, moderator of the Mennonite General Conference from 1919–1921, and president of Goshen College...
Erik Kratz
Erik Floyd Kratz (born June 15, 1980) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) and weighs 240...
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Clayton Kratz
Clayton Kratz (1898–[presumed] 1920 or 1921) was a Mennonite relief worker from the U.S state of Pennsylvania, best known for his disappearance from the village of Halbstadt in the German Mennonite se...
Jeff Hostetler
William Jeffrey Hostetler (born April 22, 1961) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins....
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James L. Kraft
James Lewis (J.L.) Kraft (December 11, 1874 – February 16, 1953) was a Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor. Of German-Jewish origin, he was born near Stevensville, Ontario in Canada to Mennoni...
Tripp York
Fred "Tripp" York is a professor of religion and a prolific Mennonite writer (B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.T.S., Duke University; Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary). His writing...
Christopher Dock
Christopher Dock (c. 1698–1771) was a Mennonite educator who worked primarily in South-East Pennsylvania. His teaching techniques stood in contrast to the norm of the day, and emphasized character bu...
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Donald Kraybill
Donald B. Kraybill is an author, lecturer, and educator on Anabaptist faiths and living. Kraybill is widely recognized for his studies on Anabaptist groups, and is the foremost living expert on the Ol...
Julia Kasdorf
Julia Mae Spicher Kasdorf (born December 6, 1962) is an American poet.
Julia Spicher Kasdorf is the author of three poetry collections--Sleeping Preacher (1992), Eve's Striptease (1998), and Poetr...
Peter Jansen
Peter Jansen (1852–1923) was a Beatrice, Nebraska sheep rancher and Nebraska state representative and senator.
Jansen was born on 21 March 1852 in Berdiansk, a port city on the northern coast of ...
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J. C. Wenger
John C. Wenger (December 25, 1910 – March 26, 1995) was an American Mennonite theologian and professor.
John C. Wenger was the eldest of five children born to A. Martin Wenger (1884–1960) and his ...
Vincent Harding
Vincent Gordon Harding (July 25, 1931 – May 19, 2014) was an African-American historian and a scholar of various topics with a focus on American religion and society. A social activist as well, he was...
John M. Janzen
John M. Janzen is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He has been a leading figure on issues of health, illness, and healing in Southern and Central Afr...
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Abram Bowman Kolb
Abram Bowman ("A. B.") Kolb (1862–1925): teacher and publisher; born 10 November 1862 near Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, to Jacob Z. and Maria (Bowman) Kolb. Kolb is notable for editing Words of C...
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Edward C. Eicher
Edward C. Eicher (December 16, 1878 - November 29, 1944) was a three-term congressman, federal securities regulator, and U.S. District Court judge during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He wa...
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Henry Voth
Heinrich (Henry) Richert Voth (15 April 1855 – 2 June 1931) was an ethnographer and Mennonite missionary and minister. He was born in Alexanderwohl, Southern Russia. Voth was sent by the Mission Board...
Moses M. Beachy
Moses M Beachy (December 3, 1874 – July 7, 1946) was the founding bishop of the Beachy Amish Mennonite churches in 1927 and a former bishop in the Old Order Amish churches.
Beachy was born near Sa...
David Augsburger
David W. Augsburger is an American Anabaptist author with a Ph.D. from Claremont School of Theology and a BA and BD from Eastern Mennonite College and Eastern Mennonite Seminary respectively. Augsburg...
Gordon D. Kaufman
Gordon D. Kaufman (22 June 1925 – 22 July 2011) was the Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity (Emeritus) at Harvard Divinity School, where he taught since 1963. He lectured widely, and taught at universi...
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John Paul Lederach
John Paul Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and concurrently Distinguished Scholar at Eastern Mennonite University. He has writ...
Mary Lou Goertzen
Mary Lou Goertzen (born 1929) is an American artist, peace activist and Mennonite.Mary Lou and her late husband Ernie (1926–2004) are the subjects of the documentary Kind, True and Necessary (2006) by...
Irene Worth
Irene Worth, CBE (June 23, 1916 – March 9, 2002) was an American stage and screen actress who became one of the leading stars of the English and American theatre. (She pronounced her gi...
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Christmas Carol Kauffman
Christmas Carol Kauffman (December 25, 1901 - January 30, 1969) was a Mennonite author of inspirational Christian literature. Kauffman was best known for her semi-biographical novels, and her writings...
Joseph Yoder
Joseph Yoder (September 22, 1872 - November 13, 1956) was an educator, musicologist, and writer, the first successful Mennonite literary figure in the United States, especially known for his semi-fict...
John Strohm (congressman)
John Strohm (October 16, 1793 – September 12, 1884) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.John Strohm was born in Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania, near C...
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Martin Boehm
Martin Boehm (November 30, 1725 – March 23, 1812) was an American clergyman and pastor. He was the son of Jacob Boehm and Barbara Kendig who settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Boehm married Eve...
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Joseph Funk
Joseph Funk (1778–1862) was a pioneer American music teacher, publisher, and an early American composer. He invented a shape note system in 1851 for the Harmonia Sacra. Funk was born April 6, 1778 (t...
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Milton S. Hershey
Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Penns...
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