Allen County, IN US Census TIGER/Line map
Allen County, Indiana
is located on the far eastern side of the state, about 60 miles (100 km) south of the Michigan
border. Its county seat is Fort Wayne
. The Mennonites and Amish historically have been located in the northeast quarter of the county, the first settlers having come to Allen County about 1850 directly from Germany
to settle near Leo. According to the 1949 Mennonite Yearbook
there were in the county 180 Old Order Amish
Mennonites, 143 Conservative Amish Mennonites
, and 375 Mennonites (Mennonite Church
); at that time there were also two Evangelical Mennonite
churches in the county, with a total membership of about 190.
|| Allen B Ebersole
| Date Published
Cite This Article
Ebersole, Allen B. "Allen County (Indiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Allen_County_(Indiana,_USA)&oldid=113717.
Ebersole, Allen B. (1955). Allen County (Indiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Allen_County_(Indiana,_USA)&oldid=113717.
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
©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.