M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers, 1869-1911
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Brief Description:

These papers are divided into three series:

(1) Diaries, 1893-1907

(2) Photographs, circa 1890-1910

(3) Correspondence, 1885-1911

(4) Notes and Clippings, 1869-1911

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at] MennoniteUSA.org
Record Series Number: HM1/033
Created by: Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon) (1866-1911)
Volume: 7.4 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/13/1952.

Mrs. J. C. (Esther) Meyer, Acc. 2357, 07/18/1972

Dorothy Bixel Aschenbrenner, Acc. 4507, 05/28/1985

Esther Steiner Meyer, Acc. 4998, 11/03/1986

Esther Shenk Buckwalter, Acc. 6580, 05/07/1996

Arrangement: By series.
Biographical Note for Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon) (1866-1911) :

Menno Simon Steiner was a Mennonite minister and evangelist from Ohio.  He was the president of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities.


1866         Born near Beaverdam, Ohio on April 30, 1866 to Christian Peter Steiner  and Barbara Thut.

1885         Joined the Riley Creek Church

1887         Graduated from Bluffton High School; became a teacher

1889         Became the first secretary of the Mennonite Book and Tract Society

1891-92   Studied theology at Oberlin College

1893         Ordained as a minister on March 9 by Bishop John F. Funk; founded the Home Mission in Chicago

1894         Married Clara Daisy Eby on April 8, together they had 5 children

1897         Moved to a farm near Columbus Grove, Ohio

1899         Wrote Pitfalls and Safeguards; became the first president of the Mennonite Board of Charitable Homes

1901         Helped to organize the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio

1903         Wrote a biographyof John S. Coffman entitled John S. Coffman

1906         Became the first president of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities; remained president until his death

1911         Died on March 12 at the Bluffton Sanitarium

Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.
Subject Index
Mennonite Board of Missions
Missionaries - Illinois
Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon), 1866-1911
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: L. E. Steiner, Esther S. Meyer, Acc. 160
PreferredCitation: M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers, 1869-1911.  HM1-033.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.