Holdeman, John (1832-1900)

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Holdeman, John (1832-1900)

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1832 Born, January 31, Wayne County, Ohio
1852 Married Elizabeth Ritter, November 18
1853 Daughter Lavina born, April 1 (died 1 March 1859)
1853 Deep spiritual struggles and visions
1853 Baptized by Bishop Rohrer, October
Felt called to the ministry
1855 Son Isaiah born, October 22 (died 3 January 1863)
1858 First meeting in his home, January 24
1858 Daughter Anna born, February 21
1859 Organization of “new congregation” in his father’s home, April
1860 Daughter Catherine born, November 6 (died 29 July 1863)
1862 Frank Seidner, brother-in-law, baptized and ordained
1863 Son Alpha born, April 21
1863 Mark Seiler, Amish minister, converted, baptized, and ordained (second congregation begun in Pettisvile)
1866 Son Samuel born, June 30
1878 Joseph Liechty court case versus Holdeman and others
1881 Manitoba meetings, Peter Toews ordained, November-December
1883 Moved to Jasper County, Missouri, February 24-25
1897 Began editing and publishing Botschafter der Wahrheit
1897 Moved to Lone Tree congregation, McPherson County, Kansas
1900 Died, March 10


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1862 Der alte Grund und Fundament aus Gottes Wort gefasst und geschrieben durch Johannes Holdeman (Lancaster, PA: Johann Baer’s Soehnen)
1863 The Old Ground and Foundation, taken from the Word of God (Lancaster, PA: John Baer’s Sons)
1864 A Reply to the Criticism of J. W. Rosenborough on the work entitled The Old Foundation (Wooster, OH: Republican Steam Job Office)
1865 Eine Verteidigung gegen die Verfaelscher unserer Schriften wie auch eine Erklaerung und Erlaeuterung der Absicht der christlichen Taufe (Lancaster, PA: Johann Baer’s Soehnen)
1875 Eine Geschichte der Gemeinde Gottes, wie sie von Anfang gewesen ist, wobei sie erkannt mag werden und wie sie fortgepflanzt worden ist bis auf diese gegenwaertige Zeit. (Lancaster, PA: Johann Baer’s Soehnen)
1876 A History of the Church of God as it Existed from the Beginning, Whereby it may be known, and How it was Propagated until the Present Time. (Lancaster, PA: John Baer’s Sons) (reprinted 1938 and 1959)
1878 Ein Spiegel der Wahrheit, ein Lehrbuch, den Frommen zum Trost, und den Suendern zur Busse. (Lancaster, PA: Johann Baer’s Soehnen)
1890 A Treatise on Redemption, Baptism, and the Passover and the Lord’s Supper. (Carthage, MO: Press Book and Job Printing House)
1891 A Treatise on Magistracy and War, Millennium, Holiness, and the Manifestation of Spirits. (Carthage, MO: Press Book and Job Printing House) (reprinted 1928)
1892 Eine gruendliche Abhandlung von dem schriftwidrigen Entstehen der siebententag Adventisten und ihrer unevangelischen Lehre. (no publisher)
n.d. The Ban or Excommunication, its Purpose and Use. Translated from Spiegel der Wahrheit. (no publisher)
1924 Christian Nurture of Children. Translated from Spiegel der Wahrheit. (Newton, KS: Herald Publishing Company)
1956 A Mirror of Truth, a Treatise for the Instruction and Comfort of the Just and for the Conversion of the Unsaved, a Translation of the German Work, Ein Spiegel der Wahrheit, 1878. (Hesston, KS: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Publication Board)
1966 A Treatise on Magistracy and War. (Hesston, KS: Gospel Publishers)

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