Elias E. Gruenstein, was born, May 5th, 1848, at Odessa, Ruszland, died Aug. 16th, 1914, at Wimbledon, North Dakota, aged sixty-six years, three months and eleven days. He came to America in 1873, and shortly afterwards entered the Mission House in Wisconsin to prepare for the gospel ministry. He was ordained Oct. 5th, 1876 by Indiana Classis. He served charges at Charleston, Ind., Linton, Ind., Olney, Ill., Sharon, Pa., Monticello, Iowa, and Wimbledon, North Dakota. He left a wife and seven children.
The History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States: prepared in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, by David B. Lady, 1920, page 176.