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Butler County, Kansas U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Butler County, Kansas, in the east-central part of the state, has a Mennonite settlement in its northwest corner, which in the 1950s included the following congregations, the first three of which were members of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the fourth a member of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite: the Emmaus Mennonite Church near Whitewater, organized in 1877; the Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing, organized in 1883; the Swiss Mennonite Church near Whitewater, organized in 1885; and the Church of God in Christ Mennonite congregation at Burns, organized in 1939. In the city of Elbing the Berean Christian Laymen’s Association, a Mennonite corporation, owned and operated the Berean Academy, a four-year high school until 1966.


Author(s) Louis A Janzen
Date Published 1953


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Janzen, Louis A. "Butler County (Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 4 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=91308.

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Janzen, Louis A. (1953). Butler County (Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=91308.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 486. All rights reserved.


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