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From: "Karin Rettinger" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren and United Brethren
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 21:29:50 -0500
I want to add a little to this discussion from local personal experience.
The Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Marshall County, Indiana is located next to
the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren. The cemetery to the south of the
church was a originally a privately owned cemetery started by the Seymour
family. Mr. Seymour was United Brethren and about 15 years after starting
the cemetery ca. 1898 announced that the proceeds of the sale of lots would
go to a "church planting fund" for the United Brethren.
Many, many people buried in this cemetery are Church of the Brethren. Its
proximity to the church building gives the illusion that all the persons
buried there are probably COB, when in fact it was more likely just a rural
neighborhood cemetery. There are Lutherans, Primitive Baptists, UB,
Evangelical Reformed and some Methodists, among others.
> question re: United Brethren along with Church of the Brethren
> Would there be any reason that obituaries in the late 1880s to 1930s time
> frame, SW PA location, say that a person was United Brethren or buried
> Brethren if the person definitely was Church of the Brethren? In cases
> burial info, I have the tombstone info in a COB cemetery, so I know the UB
> reference is wrong and I put a correction in a "note" section. On other
> though I am not 100% sure; I know they were COB all their lives but the
> UB and cemeterry location is a county run cemetery.
> I thought it peculiar that so many obituaries would incorrectly use UB.
> there **any** possible reason for the mix-up? Did something happen in the
> COB church during this time that led to confusion between COB and UB? Or
> the newspaper Editor just mistaken all those years?
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