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History of the Mennonites


Daniel K. Cassel 1888

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History of the Mennonites contains brief sketches of the Mennonites in America, beginning with the first settlement and organization at Germantown, PA. From there, Cassel documents the settlements in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, and more. History of the Mennonites is packed with historical documents, biographical information on some of the more prominent ministers, and dozens of illustrations.

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Key Features

  • Contains an overview of the history of the Mennonites in America
  • Follows the Mennonite movement from its origins
  • Includes historical documents, biographical information, and dozens of illustrations


  • Menno Simons’ Renunciation of the Church of Rome
  • Articles of Faith
  • General Adoption of the Articles of Faith
  • King Charles II and William Penn
  • Settlement of Germantown
  • Origin of the Sect of Mennonites
  • Arrival of Mennonites at Germantown
  • Mennonite Meeting at Germantown
  • An Address. By S. W. Pennypacker
  • Report of the Indian Mission
  • Virginia. A Historical Sketch of the Early Mennonites in Virginia
  • Trials and Afflictions of the Virginia Mennonites During the Late Civil War
  • Mennonites in West Virginia
  • Christian Funk. The Schism among the Mennonites in 1777
  • Manitoba Mennonites
  • The Herrites (or Herrenleute)
  • Mennonites in Missouri
  • Early Settlement of the Mennonites in Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Biographical Sketch of Jacob Christophel
  • First Amish Settlement in Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Mennonites in Colorado
  • Mennonites in New York State
  • Maryland
  • Russian Settlements in the West
  • Russian Settlements in Nebraska
  • Periodicals
  • Conferences
  • Mennonite Immigration to Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Dock
  • Der Blutige Schauplatz oder Martyrer Spiegel
  • Settlement at Skippack
  • The Organization of the Mennonite Church at Salford
  • Franconia
  • Kulpsville. Mennonite Church at Towamencin, Montgomery County, Pa.
  • Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pa.
  • Bartolet’s Mennonite Meeting-house in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pa.
  • Gottshall’s, or Schwenksville
  • Herstein’s
  • Rockhill, or Gehman’s
  • Perkasie, or Hilltown
  • Deep Run Meeting-House
  • Doylsetown
  • Lexington
  • Historical Sketches of the Swamp Mennonite Church
  • Springfield and Saucon
  • Deep Run. A Brief Sketch of the Incorporated Mennonite Church at Deep Run (New School), in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pa.
  • Hereford
  • Boyertown
  • Hereford
  • Boyertown
  • Mennonite Congregation in Upper Milford, Lehigh County
  • Philadelphia (New School)
  • Chester County, Pa.
  • Cumberland County, Pa.
  • Northampton County Mennonites
  • Bangor
  • York County, Pa.
  • Meeting-houses in Juniata County, Pa.
  • Lebanon County, Pa.
  • Snyder, Juniata and Perry Counties, Pa.
  • Dauphin County, Pa.
  • Franklin County, Pa.
  • Mennonite General Conference
  • Mennonites in Lancaster County
  • Eby Family
  • Herr Family
  • Hershey Family
  • A Brief Sketch of the First Mennonite Settlers in Pennsylvania
  • The Swiss Mennonites in Ohio
  • A Sketch of the Mennonite Settlement in Canada
  • Visit Among the Mennonites
  • A Visit Among Russian Mennonites
  • Mrs. Catharine Gable
  • Jacob Funk, Mennonite Minister at Germantown, from 1774 to 1816 337
  • The Keysers
  • Biography of the Kolbs in America
  • Cassel Family in America
  • Gerhard Roosen. Mennonite Minister of the Hamburg Altona Congregation. Born 1612, died 1711
  • Biographical Sketch of the Rittenhouses
  • Emigration of the Stauffers to America
  • Custom of Baptism in the Early Centuries
  • Munsterites not connected with Mennonites
  • Origin of the Munsterites
  • German Translation of the Bible by the Waldenses
  • The Community and the Church
  • Menno Simons’ Memorial
  • Origin of the Old Evangelical Church

Praise for the Print Edition

Mr. Daniel K. Cassel has contributed in his History of the Mennonites a valuable addition to our somewhat slender stock of knowledge of this sort concerning the earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, still represented here by churches and congregations and including among their members many well-known citizens.

The American: A National Journal

Product Details

  • Title: History of the Mennonites
  • Author: Daniel K. Cassel
  • Publisher: Daniel K. Cassel
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 288

About Daniel K. Cassel

Daniel K. Cassel (1820–1898) taught in local schools in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for over 20 years. He retired with his wife in Germantown and wrote numerous works, including Eine schoene Sammlung auserlesener Gebete und Lieder zum Gebrauch der Jugend, Katechismus oder kurze und einfältige Unterweisung nebst den Zehn Geboten, and Geschichte der Mennoniten.

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