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Rev. Eli S. Hallman 

Rev. Eli S. Hallman[1, 2]

Male 1866 - 1955

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    Birth  26 Feb 1866  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  bookstore  [7
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Minister 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    minister 
    Eby ID Number  00048-3544 
    Died  25 Aug 1955  Akron, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried  Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID  I6222  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Abraham C. Hallman,   b. 21 Apr 1832, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1904, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Schmidt,   b. 6 Feb 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1905, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1645  Group Sheet

    Family  Melinda Clemens,   b. 18 May 1873, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1956, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Aug 1893  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Anna Hallman
     2. Clement Hallman,   b. 11 Jun 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1927, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George B. Hallman,   b. 4 Dec 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William E. Hallman,   b. Abt 1904,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abram Percival Hallman,   b. 8 Dec 1905, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1908  Group Sheet

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    Hallman, Eli & Melinda Clemens.jpg
    Hallman, Eli & Melinda Clemens.jpg
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  • Notes 
    • Eli Hallman, "is married to Melinda Clemens. They reside in Berlin where he, in partnership with Mr. Cressman, is engaged in the mercantile business."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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      Hallman, Eli S. (1866-1955)

      "Eli S. Hallman: minister and bishop of the Sharon Mennonite Church at Guernsey, Saskatchewan. Field Secretary for Goshen College, and bishop in congregations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, was born 26 February 1866 in Waterloo, Ontario, and died at Akron, Pennsylvania, on 25 August 1955. He married Melinda Clemens (18 May 1873-12 February 1956) on 9 April 1893. They were the parents of five children.

      Hallman joined the Methodist church in Ontario at the age of 21, but joined the Mennonite Church following a revival conducted by the Mennonite evangelist, J. S. Coffman. He was ordained as a minister at the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ontario on 17 June 1897. During the first seven years of his ministry, he spent the greater part of his time conducting evangelistic services in Ontario and parts of the United States. Then, in 1905, he agreed to accompany a group of Mennonites who were moving West to the Quill Lake Mennonite Reserve in Saskatchewan. He served as the minister of the new Mennonite congregation at Guernsey, Saskatchewan, and in 1907 he was ordained in Ontario as a bishop to have oversight of the newly organized Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference .

      In western Canada, and later in the southern United States, Hallman demonstrated love and acceptance of ministers of other denominations, especially the General Conference ministers of nearby communities. He was also a strong supporter and became a member of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization which facilitated the immigration of more than twenty-thousand Mennonites from the Soviet Union to Canada in the 1920s. His openness to other Mennonite groups brought him many invitations to take part in special services, but he never apologized for the practices of his own congregation and conference. He tried to be firm and exercise redemptive love, and was biblical in his teaching. He greatly enjoyed teaching in the district winter Bible schools which he strongly supported.

      Hallman accepted an appointment to serve as Field Secretary of Goshen College in 1912, but in 1916 the family moved to Grand Bay, Alabama, for health reasons, and a little later to Allemands, Louisiana, where he assisted in the formation of a new congregation. The family returned to Guernsey, Saskatchewan, in 1919, where he again served the Sharon Mennonite Church until 1928 when the Hallman family, again for health reasons, moved to Falfurrias and later in 1932 to Tuleta, Texas. There he served congregations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as bishop until his retirement in 1951. Throughout his life he demonstrated a great interest in evangelism and in missions. Two of his five children became missionaries in Argentina. After his retirement he lived in Akron, Pennsylvania, where he died on 25 August 1955 at the age of 89."2a

      2aRegehr, Ted D. "Hallman, Eli S. (1866-1955)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2003. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005 <http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/H3551ME.html>


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      Hallman, -- Eli S. , son of the late Abraham and Mary (Schmitt) Hallman, was born Feb. 25, 1866, in Waterloo Co., Ont. ; entered into rest Aug. 25, 1955, at his home in Akron, Pa. , after an illness of eight weeks; aged 89 y. 6 m. On April9, 1893, he was married to Melinda Clemens, who shared with him life's joys and sorrows for 62 years. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church. Throughout his life he served the Lord faithfully and his consecrated service to the Church brought the blessings of a rich and fruitful ministry. On June 17, 1898, at the age of 31, he was ordained to the Christian ministry at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. His early years in the ministry (from 1897 to 1907) were spent in evangelistic and missionary activities as well as in Bible conference work in various sections of the Church. He retained this deep interest in missionary endeavors throughout his entire life. In 1905 he helped to establish a Mennonite settlement in the western part of Canada near Guernsey, Sask. In May of that year a congregation was organized which became known as the Sharon Mennonite Church. He preached the first sermon for the homesteaders in Deacon Aaron Biehn's tent on May 7, 1905, using Heb.11: 8-10 as his text. Besides taking care of his regular Sunday preaching appointments he spent much of that first year at Saskatchewan in locating homesteads and lands for settlers as well as assisting the new settlers in setting up their homesteads. Because of his busy life of service in behalf of others during these days, his neighbors offered by turns to plow the ten acres on his homestead which were required for homestead duties. In November of 1907, he was ordained as bishop by the Ontario Conference to have the oversight of the newly organized Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference. Later he served as field secretary for Goshen College between the years of 1912 and 1916. Because of health reasons he and his family moved to Grand Bay, Ala. , in 1916 and later to Allemands, La., where he assisted in the formation of a new Mennonite congregation. In 1920, it became possible for him and his family to return tothe Guernsey section of Saskatchewan and the Sharon congregation where he served the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference until 1928. In that year he took up residence in Falfurrias and later Tuleta, Texas, where he remained until his retirement in 1951. For these twenty-three years he served as bishop in congregations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Since his retirement he lived in Akron, Pa. , and was a member of the Monterey Mennonite Church. He served on the Mennonite Publication Board and the Mennonite Board of Education. During the early 1920's he was a member of the Colonization Board of Canada. Because of his wide experience and sound Christian judgment he was bale to give guidance and counsel which have been greatly appreciated by younger men in the ministry. He maintained a Church-wide interest and up to the year before his death he was present in district conference sessions. Surviving are his wife, Melinda Clemens Hallman, and these children (George B., White Fox, Sask.; William E., Argentina, S. A. ; Abram P., Akron, Pa; and Anna-Mrs. B. Frank Byler, Argentina, S. A. The eldest son (Clemens) preceded him in death in 1927. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Sarah of Josiah Cassel, Preston, Ont.; and Lucinda-Mrs. Ephraim Snider, Kitchener, Ont.), one brother (J. Riley Hallman, Toronto, Ont.) , 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at the Monterey Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., with Amos S. Horst and Maurice W. Landis officiating. A further service was held Aug. 29 in the Cressman Mennonite Church Breslau, Ont., conducted by Oscar Burkholder, Lewis Fretz, and others. Interment was made in the Cressman Church Cemetery.3a

      3aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 38 - September 20, 1955 --- Page 912



  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 759.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 431.

    3. [S149] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 69 Household Number 336.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 5.

    5. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Cressman Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Hallman / Rev.Eli S.Hallman / 1866-1955 / his beloved wife / Melinda Clemens / 1873-1956 / He that hath the Son, hath life

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Eli S. Hallman - September 20, 1955.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012262-93.
      Eli HALLMAN, 27, book store, Wilmot Twp, Berlin, s/o Abraham HALLMAN & Mary SCHMITT married Malinda CLEMENS, 20, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o George H. CLEMENS & Salome SCHNEIDER, witn: Norman STAUFFER of Waterloo Twp & Lizzie SCHNEE, 9 August 189 (off page) in Waterloo Twp

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Feb 1866 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Aug 1893 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1955 - Akron, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite (Cressman's) Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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