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Silas L. Weldy Papers


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Silas L. Weldy Papers, 1884-1999 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Collection Overview

Title: Silas L. Weldy Papers, 1884-1999Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1913-1938

ID: HM1/138

Primary Creator: Weldy, Silas L. (1877-1955)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 01/14/2000

Subjects: Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.), Mennonite Church - Clergy, Mennonites - Indiana

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.)
Mennonite Church - Clergy
Mennonites - Indiana

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 archives box

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Barb Weldy Yoder and Richard Yoder, Acc. 2012-049

Preferred Citation: Silas L. Weldy Papers, 1884-1999.  HM1-138.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Information, 1954, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous, 1901-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebook, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebooks: Memorandum of Church Year, 1914, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebooks, 1915, 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebooks, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebooks, 1924, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Silas Weldy Anecdote, told by Loren Weldy and Russell Kraybill, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Trip Diary, 1936-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Walter Weldy Notebook, 1930-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Genealogical Information - Roth Family, 1884-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: D.A. Yoder Correspondence, 1942, undatedAdd to your cart.

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