Hutterthal Mennonite Church (Freeman, South Dakota, USA)

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The Hutterthal Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located in Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a member of the Northern District Conference (now Central Plains), was organized in 1877 by non-communal Hutterites under the leadership of John L. Wipf. The first meetinghouse was used from 1877 until 1899, when a new church was built, which was replaced by a modern brick structure in 1953. John P. Hofer, P. P. Tschetter, and Jacob B. Hofer have served as ministers. The 1954 membership was 220, largely rural. In 2008 the membership was 200; the pastor was Todd Alan Jones.


A history of the Hutterthal Mennonite Church of Freeman, South Dakota : January 7, 1968. Freeman: Historical Committee Hutterthal Mennonite Church, 1968. Available in full electronic text at:

Additional Information

Address: 27473 437th Avenue, Freeman, South Dakota

Phone: 605-925-7286

Denominational Affiliations:

Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA 

Author(s) John D Unruh
Date Published 1956

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Unruh, John D. "Hutterthal Mennonite Church (Freeman, South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 17 Oct 2019.,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=163527.

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Unruh, John D. (1956). Hutterthal Mennonite Church (Freeman, South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 October 2019, from,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=163527.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 867. All rights reserved.

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