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

Historical 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


"Steiner, Menno Simon" The Mennonite Encyclopedia Vol. IV

Gospel Herald obituary, March 23, 1911

Note Author: Zack Landis

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