Schrock, Andrew A. (1863-1949)
Andrew A. Schrock (1863-1949), an Mennonite (Mennonite Church) bishop, was born in Alsace, France, on 28 October 1863, and came to the Metamora community from Alsace at the age of six. On 12 January 1888, he married Barbara Bachman; eight children were born to this union. On 8 July 1894, he was ordained as a minister and on 24 April 1898, as bishop. He served the Metamora Mennonite Church faithfully and was also used widely in other congregations in the Western Amish Mennonite Conference. He was moderator of this Conference on six different occasions.
Schrock was a kindly man with an absorbing interest in the welfare of the church and his responsibility for preserving the faith. He was able to adapt himself to the times in such a way that the congregations under his oversight were able to make the necessary transitions without undue friction. Bishop Schrock was singularly humble and sincere, and a faithful and worthy servant of the church during a very difficult period. He died 7 April 1949.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 481. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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