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Bureau County, Illinois U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Bureau County, Illinois, is located in north central Illinois, about 120 miles (200 km) southwest of Chicago and 50 miles (80 km) north of Peoria. The Mennonites in the 1950s were located mostly in the southern part of the county. There were three Mennonite churches in the county, Willow Springs Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church (MC) ), four miles (6.5 km) southwest of Tiskilwa; Tiskilwa Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite), in Tiskilwa; Rockwell Mennonite Church (MC), in Sheffield. These three churches had a combined membership of about 220 in 1953. This made a Mennonite population of about 350 including the children.

Author(s) Emanuel I Culp
Date Published 1953

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Culp, Emanuel I. "Bureau County (Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Apr 2017.,_USA)&oldid=91285.

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Culp, Emanuel I. (1953). Bureau County (Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 April 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=91285.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 471-472. All rights reserved.

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