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Howard Jacob Zehr

Howard Jacob Zehr, American clergyman.

Background

  • Zehr, Howard Jacob was born on March 24, 1916 in Deer Creek, Illinois, United States. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Ann (Wolber) Zehr.

  • Education

    • Student Goshen (Indiana) College, 1938-1941, Bachelor of Arts, Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, 1942. Bachelor of Arts, Th.B. Goshen College Biblical Seminary, 1962.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Mennonite Church, 1942. Pastor, Freeport, Illinois, 1942-1950, Peoria, Illinois, 1950-1952, Fisher, Illinois, 1952-1958, Elkhart, Indiana, 1958-1964. General secretary South Central Mennonite Conference, 1964-1966.

      Assistant moderator Mennonite General Conference, 1955-1957, member ministerial committee, 1961-1965, executive secretary conference, 1966-1972. Associate secretary Mennonite Board Congregational Ministries, 1972-1977. Member Executive Committee Mennonite Board Education, 1951-1955, vice president, 1955-1956.

      Moderator Illinois Mennonite Conference, 1952-1953, 55-56.

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    Member ministerial com.

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    • Married Edna Good, June 21, 1942. Children: Howard Jay, Edward Daniel, Ellen Elizabeth, Jonathan Philip.
    • father: Jacob Zehr
    • mother: Elizabeth Ann (Wolber) Zehr
    • spouse: Edna Good
    • children: Howard Jay Zehr
    • Edward Daniel Zehr
    • Ellen Elizabeth Zehr
    • Jonathan Philip Zehr
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    Died July 13, 1977
    (aged 61)
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