Silas L. Weldy Papers, 1884-1999
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Brief Description: These papers consist primarily of Weldy's notebooks, in which he kept sermon notes, records of meetings he attended, lists of converts, and other information pertaining to his ministry with Holdeman Mennonite Church in Wakarusa, Indiana.
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Record Series Number: HM1/138
Created by: Weldy, Silas L. (1877-1955)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/14/2000.
Arrangement: Flat
Biographical Note for Weldy, Silas L. (1877-1955) :

Silas L. Weldy was born in 1877 near Wakarusa, Indiana to John K. and Susan (Mumaw) Weldy.  He accepted Christ at the age of 18 and joined the Holdeman Mennonite Church in Wakarusa, Indiana. In1899, he married Elnora Metzler.

On Dec. 20, 1908, he was ordained to the ministry by the late David Burkholder. Weldy served Holdeman Mennonite Church as a minister and Sunday school superintendent for many years, retiring from the active ministry in 1949.  Weldy was particularly interested in mission work and evangelism.  Active in the Indiana - Michigan Conference, Weldy served as secretary and also field evangelist for the District Mission Board.

Weldy died in 1955.

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.)
Mennonite Church - Clergy
Mennonites - Indiana
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 not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Barb Weldy Yoder and Richard Yoder, Acc. 2012-049
PreferredCitation: Silas L. Weldy Papers, 1884-1999.  HM1-138.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.