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Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) Records, 1921-2014 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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Title: Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) Records, 1921-2014Add to your cart.

ID: III/14/018

Primary Creator: Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.)

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Subjects: Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.)

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Sermons, Video cassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records created by Clinton Brick Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Records from the Church Council are included, as are records from the Sewing Circle, Mennonite Youth Fellowship, and other committees and commissions. Church bulletins and newsletters ("Clinton Brick Caller") are also included.

Biographical Note

1845    Mennonites began settling west of Goshen, in Clinton and Middlebury townships, in Elkhart County, Indiana.

1854    Founding date.  Log church building built, four and a half miles north of Millersburg.  Family names included Garbers, Hoovers, Nusbaums and Pletchers.  Belonged to the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, which began in 1854.

1880    Brick church building built; brick yard was within a few miles.  This is where the name of the church originates.

1889    David Garber ordained to the ministry.  Served until 1934.

1890s  Barbara (Matthews) Kauffman (1826-1898) remembers taking her children to revival meetings, so eager was she that her children should hear the gospel

1903    John Garber, ordained bishop by lot, had oversight over Shore Mennonite, Clinton Brick, and Emma Mennonite.  He was one of the first English preachers to serve.

1907    Amos Nusbaum, ordained minister by lot, served until 1954.

1907    Anna (Sunthimer) Nusbaum (1869-1950), was the pastor’s wife for 47 years and was faithful in her work and interest of the church.

1919    Brick church building remodeled, addition to west end

1921    Hannah (Nusbaum) Snyder (1859-1944) helped start the Sewing Circle together with Emma (Nusbaum) Beachy and Malinda (Miller) Graber.  Hannah also was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

1945    Building destroyed by fire

1946    Amsa H. Kauffman began serving as minister.  Was ordained as resident bishop in 1952, to assist Oscar S. Hostetler

1947    Brick church building rebuilt

1959    Brick church building enlarged

1959    John J. Yoder began serving as minister.  Served also as bishop in 1967.  Served until 1976.

1976    Several ministers from seminary served: Lester Sutter, Milton Schwartzendruber, John Heyerly, Paul Bixler, Denny Weaver, Ken Seitz and Brian Laverty

1978    Stanley Lee Miller, interim pastor

1979    Carl L. Smeltzer began as minister; served until 1989.

Subject/Index Terms

Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 records cartons

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.

Preferred Citation: Clinton Brick Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) Records, 1921-2014. III-14-018. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

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Folder 1: Church Bulletins, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Church Bulletins, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church Bulletins, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Church Bulletins, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Bulletins, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Church Bulletins, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Church Bulletins, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Church Bulletins, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church Bulletins, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Church Bulletins, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Church Bulletins, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Church Bulletins, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Church Bulletins, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Church Bulletins, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Church Bulletins, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Church Bulletins, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Church Bulletins, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Church Bulletins, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Church Bulletins, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Church Bulletins, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Church Bulletins, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Church Bulletins, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Church Bulletins, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Church Bulletins, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Church Bulletins, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Church Bulletins, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Church Bulletins, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Church Bulletins, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Newsletters, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newsletters, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Newsletters, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Aldebran Literary Society, 1937-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Conference Hosting Book and Christian Workers Program, 1944-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Church Records, 1947-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Church Records, 1946-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Clinton Brick Messenger, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Church Council Minutes, 1984-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Church Records, 1983-1995Add to your cart.

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