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From: "William Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] New here - with a question
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:26:15 -0400
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Donald Durnbaugh's book, "Brethren in Colonial America" is a good starting
point if your family was in Pennsylvania in the 18th Century. It does a
good job of describing the early history of the Brethren and their beliefs,
and contains numerous early Brethren names, including Stohner, and Preisz.
There are also numerous regional Brethren histories, many written in the
early 20th Century. Some of these histories are scanned and can be found by
Google searches if you know the titles. Many of these histories are
referenced in emails from this rootsweb site.

Although, I should point out that most early Brethren were converts from the
Amish, Mennonite, German Reformed, and Lutheran faiths.

Bill Thomas

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