Mahnenschmidt, John Peter

Mahnenschmidt, John Peter a pioneer of the (German Reformed Church in Ohio, was born probably in Somerset or in Westmoreland Co., Pa., in 1783; first taught school for a number of years, and was finally, in 1812, licensed to preach, and soon after removed to Ohio where he performed missionary labors in the counties of Columbiana and Trumbull. He laid the foundations of numerous congregations, which he lived to see grow and prosper. He died in Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, July 11,1857. Mahnenschmidt was a modest, childlike, and earnest man. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the German Ref. Ch. (Lancaster, Pa., 1872, 12mo), 3:207 sq.

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