Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dunkard and Amish Wed 6 to 8 pm Lemon Grove Library 16 Oct

Dunkard  and Amish

Yes, we covered some Amish earlier but they were at one time with the Mennonites and then things changed.

They changed many times in 110 years.  When they came to America and settled in PA and NJ and some of the seaboard areas, staying away from the Puritans who despised them and their genial ways.

Puritans were known to hang and burn them at the stake.  A pretty extreme for being a so called

Dunkard's withdrew from the Church of the Brethren.  are sometimes known as the German Baptist Brethren. Founded in 1708  in Schwarzenau, Germany. They came to West Virginia  after or about 1759.

They were pacifists Protestant Dissenters, very similar to Amish, Mennonite, and Moravian.  They were the  parent of the Old German Baptist Brethren 1882.

Dunkards got their name from the dunking 3 times for Baptism .  They also wash feet at communion, and live a conservative lifestyle.

e-WV | German Dunkards

Dunkard Brethren Church

Climbing The Genealogy Tree: Dunkards

Knowing I have Brethren in my lines from VA, WVA  and PA.  One site even mentions them in the Carolina's.

All forms of the Anabaptist communities are:  Hutterites, Amish, Dunkards, Old Order Mennonites and Apostolic Christian.  They wanted to life a  simple life.

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