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Allegheny Mennonite Church, 1947.
Scan courtesy Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen X-31.1, Box 18/49

The Allegheny Mennonite Church was a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA), in Brecknock Township, Berks County Pennsylvania, near Alleghenyville. The first Mennonite settler was Jacob Bauman (1722-1770), son of Wendel of Pequea, coming in 1745, who was followed by his brothers Christian and Peter in 1751, also by Peter Eshelman and his sons Jacob and Peter in 1749. Benedict Horning came in 1759.The congregation was organized probably in 1760. Christian Bauman (1724-1790) was the first minister. In 1802 Joseph Bauman (1766-1849), his son, was ordained a minister. In 1816 before moving to Waterloo County, Ontario, he preached a fitting farewell sermon under a tree near his home a mile east from the Allegheny Mennonite Church. Between 1807 and 1825 probably 30 members of this congregation moved to Ontario. The congregation worshiped in private homes until 1855, when they built the first meetinghouse. The 1948 membership was 10.

Author(s) Aaron M Weber
Date Published 1955

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Weber, Aaron M. "Allegheny Mennonite Church (Alleghenyville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 30 Jul 2015.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=113167.

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Weber, Aaron M. (1955). Allegheny Mennonite Church (Alleghenyville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2015, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=113167.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 55. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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