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Goerz, David (1849-1914) | Mennonite Archival Commons

Name: Goerz, David (1849-1914)

Historical Note:

1849 Born, June 2, Neu-Bereslav, South Russia

Studied at Gnadenfeld and Orloff, Molotschna

1870 Married Helene van Riesen, June 29

1873 Arrived in New York, November 4

1873-1875 Teacher, Summerfield, Illinois

1875 Arrived in Halstead, Kansas, November 1

Manager of book store and publishing company

1875-1881 Editor, Zur Heimat

Secretary, Mennonite Board of Guardians

1900 Represented Emergency Relief Commission, India

1914 Died, May 7

Other activities:

Mennonite Mutual Fire Insurance Company

President, Western District Conference

Promoted deaconess movement

Bethel College, Board of Directors and business manager

Bethel Deaconess Hospital board

Bethel College Mennonite Church minister

Sources: MS.27

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