Levi Mumaw

Short Name: Levi Mumaw
Full Name: Mumaw, Levi, 1879-1935
Birth Year: 1879
Death Year: 1935

Mumaw, Levi. (Winesburg, Ohio, November 16, 1879--June 4, 1935). Son of Amos and Catherine (Shaum) Mumaw. As a child lived in Elkhart County, Indiana; the family later moved to Wayne County, Ohio. Married Fannie E. Shoemaker in 1903. Businessman in Orrville until 1909, they moved to Freeport, Illinois. Two children: a daughter died in infancy, and a son (Russell) died in 1927. Fannie died in 1921. Mumaw married Alice Hershey in 1923.

In 1910 he took the position of Treasurer of the Mennonite Publishing House; later was Secretary-Treasurer. Vice President of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities; Secretary of the Mennonite Relief Committee. Proofread words and music for Church Hymnal (1927).

Some other hymns by Mumaw (not listed in Hymnary.org yet, but available in the DNAH archives) include:
Jesus Rock of Ages!
Ye men of ancient Galilee

Sources:
Obituary, 13 June 1935, Gospel Herald.
Umble, John Sylvanus. (1940). Mennonite Pioneers. Scottdale, Pa. : Mennonite Pub. House.

--Tina Schneider, DNAH Archives


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