January 19, 1848, Hocking, Ohio.

December 19, 1935, Elida, Ohio.

Pike Cemetery, Elida, Ohio.


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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