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Daniel Webster Kurtz

Clergyman , educator

Daniel Webster Kurtz, American clergyman, educator. Member American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Kansas History Society.


Kurtz, Daniel Webster was born on October 9, 1879 in Hartville, Stark County, Ohio, United States. Son of Bishop John and Mary (Bollinger) Kurtz.


Student Ohio Northern U., 1897, Mount Union College, Alliance, O., 1897-1898, 1900-1903. Bachelor of Arts, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1905, Doctor of Divinity, 1911. Bachelor of Divinity, A.M., Yale Division School, 1908.

Studied university of Leipzig, Berlin, Marburg, and University of Pennsylvania. Doctor of Laws, Louisiana Verne (California) College, 1931.


Teacher Greek, Juniata College, 1909-1910. Licensed ministry Church of the Brethren, 1904, pastor 1st Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1910-1914. Ordained bishop, 1914.

President McPherson (Kansas) College, 1914-1927. Pastor 1st Church of Brethren, Long Beach, California, 1927-1932. President Bethany Biblical Seminary, Chicago, 1932-1937.

Pastor Church of the Brethren, La Verne, California, from 1937. President General Education Board Church of Brethren, 1915-1928 (member). President S.S. Association of Kansas, 1918-1919.

Moderator General Conference Church of Brethren, 1926-1927, 1932-1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1940. Co-worker in National Preaching Mission, 1936-1937.


  • Other Work

    • Fundamental Doctrines of the Faith, 1911. Nineteen Centuries of the Christian Church, 1914. The Human Problem: Symphony of Life.The Message of the Church, 1936. The Gospel of Jesus, 1936. Collaborator: Studies in Doctrine and Devotion, 1919.Widely known as lecturer.


Member American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Kansas History Society. Clubs: The Forum, Rotary, Kansas.


Married Ethel Wheeler, September 7, 1909. Children: Albert Wheeler, Royce Emerson, Bernard Roberson.

Bishop John Kurtz

Mary (Bollinger) Kurtz

Ethel Wheeler

Bernard Roberson Kurtz

Royce Emerson Kurtz

Albert Wheeler Kurtz