Haury, Gustav A. (1863-1926)

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Gustav A. Haury (1863-1926) Source: Mennonite Church USA Archives - North Newton: 2009-0078

Gustav A. Haury: Mennonite (General Conference Mennonite) leader and teacher; born in Franklin, Lee County, Iowa on 15 January 1863, He moved to McPherson County, Kansas, in 1879, attended Halstead Seminary 1887-88 and the University of Kansas 1888-90, after which he was principal of the Hillsboro public schools 1890-92 and instructor in the Halstead Seminary 1892-93. On 11 June 1891, he married Clara Ruth. Of his four sons, Irvin and Gustav A., Junior, also taught at Bethel College. Emil was a noted archaeologist in Arizona. Gustav died in Newton, Kansas on 18 June 1926.

G. A. Haury was one of the educators responsible for moving the Halstead Seminary to Newton to establish Bethel College in 1893, remaining on the faculty of the school until the end of his life. He taught Latin, German, English, and other subjects, served as secretary of the faculty (dean), and was editor of the School and College Journal, later the Bethel College Monthly, which carried many of his articles. From 1910 he was treasurer and business manager of the college. He was highly esteemed as a teacher, and was a man of keen intellect and a strong personality. Upon his death the college established a memorial chair, the G. A. Haury Professorship in Classical Languages and German.


Bethel College Monthly. Newton, Kansas. (15 June 1926): 1 ff. (15 October 1926): 1 ff.

Mennonite Weekly Review (June 30, 1926): 3.

Mennonite Yearbook and Almanac. Berne, Indiana, (1927): 45 ff.

Wedel, P. J. The Story of Bethel College. North Newton, 1954: 40, 83, 109, 112, 139, 173, 198, 303, 313.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 680. All rights reserved.

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