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The Amish-Mennonites of Waldeck and Wittgenstein

Author: Hermann Guth
Publisher: Elverson, PA : Mennonite Family History, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Thousands of American Mennonites are descended from the Swiss Amish-Mennonite families who settled in the Waldeck and Wittgenstein areas of Germany. Between 1750 and 1850, the Amish-Mennonite congregations flourished in these areas, but just as quickly disappeared when an irresistable wave of emigration to North America seized the tenant families. There, they not only had the promise of religious freedom, but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Guth
OCLC Number: 14919369
Language Note: Translated from German.
Notes: Cover title.
"Text of this book was originally published in a German historical magazine, Waldeckische Geschichtsblaetter ..."--Page [1].
Description: [2], 58 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Hermann Guth.

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"Thousands of American Mennonites are descended from the Swiss Amish-Mennonite families who settled in the Waldeck and Wittgenstein areas of Germany. Between 1750 and 1850, the Amish-Mennonite congregations flourished in these areas, but just as quickly disappeared when an irresistable wave of emigration to North America seized the tenant families. There, they not only had the promise of religious freedom, but also could acquire a title to land. Most of these families emigrated to Canada and the United States bewteen 1830 and 1860."--Back cover.

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