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From: "Richard T. Nornhold, Jr." <>
Subject: Kansas Migration
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:51:16 -0400
In 1980 the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society in their quarterly
magazine PENNSYLVANIA MENNONITE HERITAGE (January issue) carried an
article "The 1879 Brethren in Christ Migration from S.E. Pa. to
Dickinson County, Kansas" The issue is out of print, but I am
interested in why they went to Kansas (Lancaster has a lot of "flat
land") and more importantly what other areas in Kansas did groups
migrate to. I am especially interested in Morris County, Kansas.
Were such migrations a common practice among early Brethren groups and
did whole church congregations migrate, selected families, or was it for
the most part an unorganized effort? I never read the above article,
but I have an idea that an understanding of these migrations might help
us all better trace our ancestors.
Thanks for your earlier response.
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