Beulah Mennonite Church (Westport, South Dakota, USA)
The Beulah Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), now extinct, was located near Westport and Aberdeen, South Dakota . Several families moved into the area before 1919 and organized a Sunday school 9 May 1920. In 1921 they were organized as the Beulah congregation with 17 members by D. G. Lapp of Nebraska. They were affiliated with the Iowa-Nebraska Conference but in 1922 transferred to the Dakota-Montana (now North Central) under the bishop oversight of I. S. Mast. J. C. Gingerich filled regular appointments except during the summers of 1925 and 1926, when Milo Kauffman served as minister while attending Northern States Teachers' College in Aberdeen. Because of disunity, drought, and depression the group moved away in 1929 except one family, which joined another denomination.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 319. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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