Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939)
Jacob K. Bixler (5 September 1877-20 December 1939), son of John and Barbara (Huber) Bixler, was born at Winesburg, Ohio, died at Elkhart, Indiana. At the age of five he moved with his family to near Wakarusa, Indiana, where he graduated from high school as one of the first Mennonite (Mennonite Church) graduates in the midwest, then taught school for two years. In 1904 he was married to Susan Bailey, and ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church (MC), and in 1907 ordained a bishop. He became an influential leader in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and Mission Board, and was the leader in establishing numerous mission congregations in the state of Michigan, while serving as secretary of the district mission board.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p. 350. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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