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Zook Mast (1885-1974)
Papers, 1928-31, 1941, 1948-53, 1968
1 Box (Green)
Christian Zook Mast (1885-1974) was
a Mennonite historian and genealogist of the Conestoga Valley.These
papers were deposited into the Archives by C. Z. Mast, Elverson,
Pennsylvania, in 1961. The correspondence from Allgyer was deposited
into the Archives by Grant Stoltzfus, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1970.
Jonathan Yoder, Goshen, Indiana, deposited his 1941 letter into the
Archives in 1989.
1885 Born on November 4 in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Christiana Zook and John S. Mast
1901 Baptized; joined the
Conestoga Mennonite Church; began farming
1911 His first book, A Brief
History of Bishop Jacob Mast and Other Mast Pioneers, was published
1914-16 Served as Sunday school
superintendent at the Conestoga Mennonite Church
1917 Married Della Mae Kurtz;
together they had 3 sons
1917-30 Wrote articles about
Amish Mennonite history for Honey Brook Herald, Gospel Herald and
1941 Co-authored Annals of the
Conestoga Valley with Robert E. Simpson
1951 Retired, continued to
write, gave tours of Berks and Lancaster counties
1974 Died in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania on January 25 at the age of 88
Gospel Herald February 19, 1974;
Mennonite Quarterly Review April
1946 Vol. 20 pages 139-141
Mast, J. Lemar and Lois Ann. As Long As Wood Grows And Water Flows:
A History of the Conestoga Mennonite Church. Conestoga Mennonite
Historical committee, Morgantown, PA. 1982
Box 1 (Green)
1/1 Allgyer, S.E., Correspondence,
Also contains letters addressed to
John S. Mast, Elverson,
1/2 Allensville A.M. Meetinghouse, 1931
Contains history of this church,
located at Allensville, Pennsylvania, with information provided by
Uriel S. Zook and contains a photograph of the church. Material is
dated February 25, 1931.
1/3 Bender, H. S. , Correspondence,
C. Z. Mast writes about the history
of the Amish in early American history.
1/4 Belleville History by John Y. Hartzler
Located at Belleville, Mifflin
County, Pennsylvania, 1931.
1/5 Central Mennonite Church, Elida,
Contains a photograph of the
building and the material was provided by N. L. Troyer, church
1/6 Holly Grove, Westover, MD.,
This history is dated November 1909
to March 11, 1931.
1/7 Maple Grove, New Wilmington,
This history by S. S. Miller and J.
H. Lantz, includes a photograph of the church building.
1/8 Mattawana, PA., Mennonite
1/9 Millwood and Maple Grove
Located at Gap and Atglen, PA.,
these histories were given by Joseph Kennel in 1931.
1/10 Morris Plank Article, 1968
This article, written by C. Z. Mast,
was printed in the Mennonite Weekly Review, February 8, 1968, when
Morris Plank observed his 100th birthday.
1/11 Oak Grove History, West
This history was written by S. E.
Allgyer, April 13, 1931.
1/12 Providence A. M. History by
This church is located at or near
Oyster Point, Virginia and was submitted by the church historian in
1/13 Sonnenberg Swiss Congregation,
Located in Wayne County Ohio, near
Dalton. History and photograph from a publication, written February,
1/14 Wauseon, Ohio, Letter by E. B.
Dated March 5, 1931.
1/15 Yoder, Silvanus, 1941
Allensville, Pa. MC
Allgyer, Samuel Evans, 1859-1953
Bender, H.S., Correspondence, 1928
Central MC, Elida, Ohio
Hartzler. John Y.
Holly Grove MC, Westover, Md.
Lantz, J. H
Maple Grove MC, Atglen, PA
Maple Grove MC, Belleville, PA
Maple Grove MC, New Wilmington, PA
Mast, John S.
Mattawana, PA, MC
Millwood, MC, Gap, PA
Oak Grove MC, West Liberty, Ohio
Providence MC, Newport News, VA
Sonnenberg MC, Apple Creek, Ohio
Zook, Uriel S.
April 6, 2006 / Editions by Dennis
April 30, 2004 / Reformatted by
July 18, 2001 / Update by Monica Zimmerman
February 13, 2001 / Posted on Web by Erin Wilson
April 4, 2000 / Zach Landis
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