The Bible of Daniel Zehr(1849 - 1942)
Peter Zehr (1818 – 1886) had four sons that grew to maturity. All four–Daniel, Peter, David, Samuel–were ordained to the ministry. Daniel’s Bible is archived at the Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center in Metamora.
Daniel’s obituary includes, “He was ordained to the ministry in 1895 [by Bishop John Smith]at the Goodfield [Illinois] Mennonite Church, in which capacity he served until recent years when he retired from active service. Though not able to preach any longer he has always attended church up to the last Sunday he lived and taken a great interest in his Master’s service. The greatest part of his time during recent years was spent in reading the Bible which seemed to be his greatest treasure. He had a meek and quiet spirit and always showed great interest and love for his family and for his fellow men, manifesting a friendly spirit to everyone he met.”