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M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

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Diaries

Photographs

Correspondence

Notes and Miscellaneous Materials



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M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers, 1869-1911 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers, 1869-1911Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1885-1911

ID: HM1/033

Primary Creator: Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon) (1866-1911)

Extent: 7.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 02/13/1952. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Mennonite Board of Missions, Missionaries - Illinois, Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon), 1866-1911

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs

Languages: English

Abstract

Personal papers of a Mennonite minister, evangelist, and first president of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Biographical Note

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

Subject/Index Terms

Mennonite Board of Missions
Missionaries - Illinois
Steiner, M. S. (Menno Simon), 1866-1911

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals:

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

Alternate Extent Statement: 13 archives boxes and 2 half archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: L. E. Steiner, Esther S. Meyer, Acc. 160

Preferred Citation: M. S. (Menno Simon) Steiner Papers, 1869-1911.  HM1-033.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.

Other Note: Photographs associated with the M.S. Steiner papers were at one time placed in a separate photo collection (HM4-166).  The photos were returned to the M.S. Steiner papers in 2011.


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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Diaries, 1890-1907],
[Series 2: Photographs, circa 1890-1910],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1885-1911],
[Series 4: Notes and Miscellaneous Materials, 1869-1911],
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Series 2: Photographs, circa 1890-1910Add to your cart.
Photographs of M. S. Steiner, the Chicago Home Mission, the Mennonite Orphans Home, Dr. William B. Page, Mary Burkhart, La Junta Mennonite Sanitarium, Andrew Blosser, Abram B. Kolb, Tiny Burkhart, E. J. Hildebrand, G. L. Bender, and Will Coffman.
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Folder 1: Photographs, circa 1890-1910Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Diaries, 1890-1907],
[Series 2: Photographs, circa 1890-1910],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1885-1911],
[Series 4: Notes and Miscellaneous Materials, 1869-1911],
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