Amos Joseph Gingerich

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About Amos Joseph Gingerich

Gingerich, Amos, son of Joseph C. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Gingerich, was born near Sharon Center, Iowa, July 21, 1880; died of a coronary thrombosis at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. 23, 1962; aged 82 y. 5 m. 2 d. On Sept.17, 1905, he was married to Nannie D. Yoder, who survives. In his early years he was a teacher. In 1909, he was ordained as minister at Versailles, Mo., by Bishop Daniel Kauffman. He served the Mt. Zion congregation at Versailles, and the East Union and West Union congregations at Kalona and Parnell, Iowa. He also served the church as president of the Mission Board of the Missouri-Kansas Conference, as business manager of Hesston College from 1933 to 1939, and served on the Iowa Mennonite School Board for a number of years. Also surviving are 10 children (Charity-Mrs. Menno Troyer, Leroy, Fred, Truman, Eunice May-Mrs. Nelson Histand, Paul E., Orie J., Lois-Mrs. Wallace Bender, Simon, and Clayton), 37 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers and one sister (Simon, Joe, Ezra, and Emma). One grandson preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 26, in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber, Paul T. Guengerich, and Herman E. Ropp.

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Amos Joseph Gingerich's Timeline

July 21, 1880
Sharon, Johnson, IA, United States
August 3, 1906
February 16, 1908
Age 28
Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri
Age 28
Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri
January 2, 1910
Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri
October 12, 1912
Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri
May 30, 1914
May 5, 1916