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From: Merle Rummel <>
Subject: Re: Dunkers communities
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 1998 09:56:39 -0500
>I am David Christopher, a descendant of the FANSLER surname. I seek
>information pertaining to Dunker communities in Bates County, MO;
>Caldwell County, MO; Bond County, IL; &/or any such communities that
>anyone may know. This could include historical, biographical,
>genealogical, pictorial, or any other pertinent data. I have extensive
>Fansler genealogy & some Dunker photos to trade for those interested.
OK -I'm not real heavy on Missouri Church History (my dad pastored there
when I was a kid -we lived in Johnson Co, south of the River, then moved to
Stet, in Ray Co, north of the River.)
I wish you had given me some dates:
I have some information down near Bates Co --in Cedar County the first
preacher was a Thomas Miller -who moved from the Four Mile Church (lived
west of Oxford OH) to the Raccoon Church, 1832, Ramp Creek, Putnam Co IN.
Then about 1850 he moved to Cedar Co MO. (Indiana and Missouri Church
history says about 1847, but we have a letter from him, from Putnam Co IN,
in 1849.) Family info says that in 1863, he was shot while trying to
escape the southern persecution in Missouri, and died at Ft Scott KS. In
1853, Elder William Gish (also of the Raccoon Church), moved to Cedar Co.
There is a History of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Missouri and
Arkansas -which tells some of these churches.
For Caldwell Co -I know of no churches in the county. The Bethany Church,
at Stet MO, where we lived for a couple years, is just south of the east
corner of Caldwell Co, and the Plattsburg Church -is about 10 miles west,
in Clinton Co. I've heard of no Fansler families at either church.
Merle C Rummel
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