Born: June 20, 1865, near Rich­field, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Jan­ua­ry 6, 1944, at the home of his daugh­ter, Al­ice Ging­er­ich, near Par­nell, Io­wa.

Buried: Al­ver­ton Ce­me­te­ry, Al­ver­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Daniel was the son of Bi­shop Da­vid D. Kauff­man and Eli­za­beth Wi­ney. He mar­ried twice, to Ota J. Bow­lin and Ma­ry C. Shank.

His fa­mi­ly moved to Elk­hart, In­di­ana, in 1866, then to near Ver­sailles, Mis­sou­ri, in 1869.

After gra­du­at­ing from Mis­sou­ri State Uni­ver­si­ty, he taught school, 1883–97.

He dab­bled in lo­cal po­li­tics brief­ly, and served as the Mor­gan Coun­ty su­per­in­ten­dent of schools, 1887–90.

He joined the Men­non­ite church in 1890, was or­dained in Oc­to­ber 1892, be­came a bi­shop in Se­ptem­ber 1896, and was well known as a preach­er and evan­gel­ist.

He ev­en­tu­al­ly be­came in­volved in ed­it­ing va­ri­ous church pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Gos­pel Her­ald. He served in va­ri­ous ed­i­tor­i­al po­si­tions for al­most four de­cades, and al­so as pre­si­dent of Go­shen Col­lege, 1922–23.




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