1848–1935

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1848, Hock­ing, Ohio.

Died: De­cem­ber 19, 1935, Eli­da, Ohio.

Buried: Pike Ce­me­te­ry, Eli­da, Ohio.

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Biography

At age 26, Shenk was or­dained at the Sa­lem con­gre­ga­tion near Eli­da, Ohio, by Bi­shop George Bren­ne­man.

Ten years lat­er, Bi­shop Ab­ra­ham Shank of Broa­dway, Vir­gin­ia, or­dained him as bi­shop for the Pike and Salem, Ohio, Men­non­ite con­gre­ga­tions. Shenk served these and oth­er con­gre­ga­tions for ov­er half a cen­tu­ry.

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