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Born 25 May 1893 near [[Inman (Kansas, USA)|Inman]], Kansas, John Thiessen was the son of Jacob and Sara (Janzen) Thiessen. He attended German school, 1899-1902; public school, 1902-1908; [[Bethel College Academy (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel Academy]], 1912-1916; [[Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel College]], 1916-1919 (AB); the U. of Chicago, 1919-1920; McCormick Seminary, 1920-1921; [[Witmarsum Theological Seminary (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Witmarsum Seminary]] 1929-1930 (BD); Garrett Biblical Institute, 1930; and [[Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Bluffton College]], 1931 (AM). He married Elizabeth R. Wiens on 4 May 1921. Thiessen was an educational and pastoral missionary at [[Mauhadih Mennonite Mission Station (Mauhadih, Champa, India)|Mauhadih]] and [[Jagdeeshpur Mission (Garh Phuljhar, Madhya Pradesh, India)|Jagdeeshpur]], [[India|India]], 1921-1949, and was executive secretary of the [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]] Mission Board, 1952-1958. He was a member of the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Inman, Kansas, USA)|Bethel Congregation]], Inman, Kansas. Thiessen was pastor of congregations at [[Pandora (Putnam County, Ohio, USA)|Pandora]], [[Ohio (State)|Ohio]]; [[Henderson (Nebraska, USA)|Henderson]], [[Nebraska (USA)|Nebraska]]; and [[Newton (Kansas, USA)|Newton]], [[Goessel (Kansas, USA)|Goessel]], and Hillsboro, [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]]. The children of John and Elizabeth Wiens Thiessen were Harold (1922-1986), Arthur ( 1923-), Eleanor Ewert (1926-1980), Muriel T. Stackley (1937-2011), and Dorothy Alpert (1941-). John Thiessen died 16 February 1967.
 
Born 25 May 1893 near [[Inman (Kansas, USA)|Inman]], Kansas, John Thiessen was the son of Jacob and Sara (Janzen) Thiessen. He attended German school, 1899-1902; public school, 1902-1908; [[Bethel College Academy (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel Academy]], 1912-1916; [[Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas, USA)|Bethel College]], 1916-1919 (AB); the U. of Chicago, 1919-1920; McCormick Seminary, 1920-1921; [[Witmarsum Theological Seminary (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Witmarsum Seminary]] 1929-1930 (BD); Garrett Biblical Institute, 1930; and [[Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio, USA)|Bluffton College]], 1931 (AM). He married Elizabeth R. Wiens on 4 May 1921. Thiessen was an educational and pastoral missionary at [[Mauhadih Mennonite Mission Station (Mauhadih, Champa, India)|Mauhadih]] and [[Jagdeeshpur Mission (Garh Phuljhar, Madhya Pradesh, India)|Jagdeeshpur]], [[India|India]], 1921-1949, and was executive secretary of the [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]] Mission Board, 1952-1958. He was a member of the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Inman, Kansas, USA)|Bethel Congregation]], Inman, Kansas. Thiessen was pastor of congregations at [[Pandora (Putnam County, Ohio, USA)|Pandora]], [[Ohio (State)|Ohio]]; [[Henderson (Nebraska, USA)|Henderson]], [[Nebraska (USA)|Nebraska]]; and [[Newton (Kansas, USA)|Newton]], [[Goessel (Kansas, USA)|Goessel]], and Hillsboro, [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]]. The children of John and Elizabeth Wiens Thiessen were Harold (1922-1986), Arthur ( 1923-), Eleanor Ewert (1926-1980), Muriel T. Stackley (1937-2011), and Dorothy Alpert (1941-). John Thiessen died 16 February 1967.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Juhnke, James C. <em>A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions</em>. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979.
 
Juhnke, James C. <em>A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions</em>. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979.
 
 
 
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Born 25 May 1893 near Inman, Kansas, John Thiessen was the son of Jacob and Sara (Janzen) Thiessen. He attended German school, 1899-1902; public school, 1902-1908; Bethel Academy, 1912-1916; Bethel College, 1916-1919 (AB); the U. of Chicago, 1919-1920; McCormick Seminary, 1920-1921; Witmarsum Seminary 1929-1930 (BD); Garrett Biblical Institute, 1930; and Bluffton College, 1931 (AM). He married Elizabeth R. Wiens on 4 May 1921. Thiessen was an educational and pastoral missionary at Mauhadih and Jagdeeshpur, India, 1921-1949, and was executive secretary of the General Conference Mennonite Mission Board, 1952-1958. He was a member of the Bethel Congregation, Inman, Kansas. Thiessen was pastor of congregations at Pandora, Ohio; Henderson, Nebraska; and Newton, Goessel, and Hillsboro, Kansas. The children of John and Elizabeth Wiens Thiessen were Harold (1922-1986), Arthur ( 1923-), Eleanor Ewert (1926-1980), Muriel T. Stackley (1937-2011), and Dorothy Alpert (1941-). John Thiessen died 16 February 1967.

Bibliography

Juhnke, James C. A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979.


Author(s) Muriel T Stackley
Date Published 1989


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Stackley, Muriel T. "Thiessen, John (1893-1967)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1989. Web. 29 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thiessen,_John_(1893-1967)&oldid=78123.

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Stackley, Muriel T. (1989). Thiessen, John (1893-1967). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thiessen,_John_(1893-1967)&oldid=78123.




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