Krehbiel, Henry Peter, 1862-1940

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Krehbiel, Henry Peter, 1862-1940

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1862-1940

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Henry Peter Krehbiel was born in Summerfield, Illinois in 1862. Throughout his life Krehbiel worked closely with many Mennonite-related causes, promoting Bluffton College, serving as editor of the Mennonite publication Post and Volksblatt, and aiding in the organization of the Mennonite Settlers' Aid Society and the Mennonite Immigration Bureau. H.P. Krehbiel was also involved in the Mennonite Colonization Board (MCB) in the United States. Between the years 1924-1940 the MCB attempted to settle Russian Mennonites in Mexico. With in the MCB Krehbiel acted as an agent on behalf of the Mennonites.

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GRANDMA ID: 504964

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Edited by AHR June 2020

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Leisy, Elva Krehbiel. Krehbiel, Henry Peter (1862-1940). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 8 Jun 2020.

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