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Bénaville, the principal meeting place of an Amish Mennonite congregation formed in 1924 by former members of the Salm congregation, one of the oldest congregations in France, formed by immigration from Switzerland 1670-1712. This congregation has also been designated by the names of other meeting places, notably Yquell, Les Quelles, and Fouday. During the period from 1924 to World War II the congregation numbered at the most 10 families with a total of approximately 35 members, and was served chiefly by Henri Volkmar and Jacques Wack, delegated for that purpose by the Alsatian conference. The remaining families then formed part of the congregation of Hang. In the early 1950s family names were Augsburger, Beller, Baecher, Gerber, Neuhauser, Lauber, Eymann, and Sommer.

Bibliography

Sommer, Pierre. "Assemblée de Salm [suite]." Christ Seul (March 1932): 5-7.


Author(s) John Howard Yoder
Date Published 1953


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Yoder, John Howard. "Bénaville (Alsace, France)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=B%C3%A9naville_(Alsace,_France)&oldid=102061.

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Yoder, John Howard. (1953). Bénaville (Alsace, France). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=B%C3%A9naville_(Alsace,_France)&oldid=102061.




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