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The Iowa Groffdale Old Order Mennonite settlement is situated in northern Iowa and is called the "Iowa District." This settlement was started in 2000 by John S. Nolt, Noah S. Martin, and Titus W. Stauffer. In 2011 the settlement extended into the three counties of Mitchell, Chickasaw, and Howard. As of 1 January 2011 there were approximately 105 households in this settlement. 

[edit] Cedar Valley Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Cedar Valley meetinghouse was built in 1994; its dimensions are 55 feet by 72 feet. It is located in Chickasaw County along 320th Street. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Carl N. Hoover (ordained minister, 1999; bishop, 2001). The ministers were John O. Nolt (ordained 1994) and Nelvin G. Martin (ordained 1997), and the deacon was Titus W. Stauffer (ordained 1995). 

[edit] Deerfield Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Deerfield meetinghouse was built to the dimensions of 55 feet by 72 feet in 2002. It is situated along Cheyene Avenue in Chickasaw County. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Carl N. Hoover, the minister was Harlan K. Zimmerman (ordained 2005), and the deacon was Dana R. Martin (ordained 2003).

[edit] Meadow Run Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Meadow Run meetinghouse was erected in 2005 with dimensions of 55 feet by 72 feet. It is located in Howard County along 160th Street. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Carl N. Hoover, the ministers were Harlan N. Nolt (ordained 1994) and David W. Oberholtzer Jr. (ordained 2007), and the deacon was Raymond N. Reiff (ordained 2004).

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Groffdale Conference Mennonite Church Schedules.

Records of ordinations of the Old Order Mennonites, Groffdale Conference churches, 1750 to 2010. East Earl, PA: [Earl Z. Weaver?], 2010.


Author(s) Jonathan H Martin
Date Published February 2012


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Martin, Jonathan H. "Iowa Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 22 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iowa_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102355.

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Martin, Jonathan H. (February 2012). Iowa Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iowa_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102355.




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