Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.284 (s.c.)

Title: Florence Horning fonds (s.c.)

Dates of creation: 1935, 1948, 1961-1969; 1961-1969 predominant

Physical description: 4 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Florence Horning of Ephrata, Pennsylvania began recording sermons for the benefit of her friend Catherine Horst, who could not attend services, in 1961. Florence is the daughter of Franklin M. Horning and granddaughter of Bishop Moses G. Horning.

Custodial history: Florence Horning gave permission for the Archives to borrow and copy her two typewritten bound volumes of sermons in 2015.

Scope and content: Sermons from Weaverland Mennonite Conference church services and a few funeral services in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. 

Notes: Original archival description created 2015 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Letter from Florence Horning, 2015
  2. Volume I, 1961-Nov 1967
  3. Volume II, Nov 1967-1969
    Note: Also bound with Volume II are:
    1. Conference and Counsel reports, 3 Apr 1969
    2. Funeral service of Bishop Moses K. Horst, 7 Apr 1966
    3. Notes on history of Springville church, 1966
    4. Invitation to the opening of the Fairmount Rest Home, 1968
    5. Statement of standards for the church in Mahoning County, Ohio, 1963
    6. Report of Weaverland Conference, 1935
    7. Translation of an Address delivered by Deacon Gustav Reimer in Mennonite Churches of U.S.A., 27 Sept 1948


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