Musselman, Samuel H. (1855-1929)
Samuel H. Musselman was an outstanding lay leader in mission and Sunday-school work in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. He was born on the Musselman homestead near New Holland, Pennsylvania on 24 October 1855, the son of Christian Musselman and Catherine High. On 22 November 1877 he married Anna Zimmerman. They were baptized at Weaverland in 1878. In 1893 he (with I. W. Martin) organized the first Weaverland Sunday school and served as superintendent for 25 years. As chairman of the Welsh Mountain Board, he saw his dreams materialize in an industrial mission (1898) and the Red Well evangelistic work. For years he was an active worker on the Weaverland Missions Committee in their enlarging program into Chester County. He saw this committee amalgamated with the Eastern Board of Missions and Charities. He was active in the Lancaster Sunday School Mission and served on the Executive Committee of the Mission Board. In the fall of 1919 he with S. C. Yoder made an inspection trip to the Argentine in prospecting for a mission program there. He was a mover for the Oreville Old People's Home and served on this Board from 1903 for many years. He died 26 November 1929.
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