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The Mennonites of America


Mennonite Publishing 1909

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Beginning with the Anabaptists and the Mennonites of Europe, C. Henry Smith traces the history of the Mennonite church and its founding of Mennonite colonies in America. Having founded the first German colony in America and being among the pioneers in many of the frontier settlements in the westward expansion of the American people, the American Mennonite story proves to be an important part of American history.

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Key Features

  • Traces the history and founding of the Mennonite church in America
  • Follows the historical path of the Mennonite church’s expansion across the world
  • Includes an overview of the principles, customs, and culture of the Mennonite church


  • The Anabaptists
  • Menno Simons and the Mennonites of Europe
  • Cornelisz Pieter Plockhoy and the Mennonite Colony on the Delaware
  • Germantown
  • The Pequea Colony
  • Franconia
  • Expansion of the Pequea Colony before 1800
  • The Amish
  • During the Revolution
  • The Mennonites of Ontario
  • The Mennonites During the Nineteenth Century
  • The Immigration from Russia
  • The General Conference of Mennonites
  • The Mennonites and the State
  • Principles, Customs, and Culture
  • Literature and Hymnology
  • The Present

Praise for the Print Edition

The 18 chapters of the book cover every phase of the church’s history, and show that the author has done a great amount of research work.

The Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History

Product Details

  • Title: The Mennonites of America
  • Author: C. Henry Smith
  • Publisher: Mennonite Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 484

About C. Henry Smith

C. Henry Smith (1875–1948) was educated at Illinois State Normal University, University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD. A life-long Mennonite historian, his works include The Story of the Mennonites, The Coming of the Russian Mennonites: An Episode in the Settling of the Last Frontier 1874–1884, and Menno Simons: Apostle of the Nonresistant Life.

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