Ben B. and Emma (Rich) Stoltzfus Collection
Papers, 1896, 1908-46
2 Boxes (1 Gray and 1 Oversize)
Ben B. and Emma (Rich)
Stoltzfus, Lima, Ohio,
with the Lima Gospel Mission, in the 1910s and 1920s, under the
auspices of the Mennonite Board of Missions.
Lydia Stoltzfus, married Eldon
Fannie Stoltzfus, married Will
Weaver who taught
Rosie Stoltzfus, married Oliver
Byler who farmed
home place at West Liberty, Ohio, because none of the other Stoltzfus
children wanted to. The other children all wanted to go abroad. Rosie
wanted to be a missionary to India, but she married and raised a large
family. Rosie wrote poetry which is included in the collection.
William A. Stoltzfus, married
Ethel Leck. Ethel
still living, at Duarte, California. Children include Bill, Jim and
B. Frank Stoltzfus, married
Esther Johnson who
still living. They have a son Ben, who lives at Riverside, California.
Eli Stoltzfus, married Lena
Anna Detweiler (mother of the Detweiler twins).
Lena Stoltzfus, married Carl
Laurence Stoltzfus, died while a
These papers were deposited into
the Archives by
E. (Byler) Yoder, Goshen, Indiana, in 1992. She is the daughter of
Rosie (Stoltzfus) Oliver Byler, and granddaughter to Ben B. Stoltzfus.
She graduated from La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing in 1948.
Papers updated by Dennis Stoesz,
January 5, 1997.
1/1 Stoltzfus, Ben B., 1896,
letters about the Lima, Ohio, Gospel Mission, and two letters written
to Emma (Rich) Stoltzfus
1/2 Commencements, 1908-55.
Including J. Roy Allgyer, 1908
1/3 Obituaries, 1910-1946.
Including Christian H. Byler (1855-1931),
West Liberty, Ohio
1/4 Byler, Rosie (Stoltzfus), ca. 1910s.
1/5 Stoltzfus, B. Frank,
graduation from Goshen College, 1917, and letters from Constantinople,
Turkey, where he served with the Mennonite Relief Unit of South Russia,
under the Mennonite Central Committee, 1920-22.
1/6 Stoltzfus, Will A., 1917-45.
Including letters from New York
Biblical Seminary, 1920-21, and from Beirut, Lebanon, 1921-45, where he
was engaged in missions and education work.
1/7 Stoltzfus, Eli B. and Lena,
1/8 Stoltzfus, Lena, 1931-34.
Includes a letter from the Mennonite
Nursing School for Nurses, Bloomington, Illinois.
Box 2 (Oversize)
Correspondence from this collection was kept in this box by Rosie
through the years.
Name and Subject
Allgyer, J. Roy
Byler, Christian H. (1855-1931)
Byler, Rosie (Stoltzfus)
Lima Gospel Mission, Lima, Ohio
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Nursing School for Nurses, Bloomington, Illinois
New York Biblical Seminary
Stoltzfus, B. Frank
Stoltzfus, Eli B.
Stoltzfus, Emma (Rich)
Stoltzfus, William A.
February 9, 2004 / Posted
on web by Rebecca Allen
November 4, 2003 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA
Archives-Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana 46526