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Butler County, Missouri U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Butler County, Missouri, was the home of a small group of Old Order Amish Mennonites from about 1920 to 1924. About 15 families, consisting of settlers mostly from Reno County, Kansas, including families of Miller, Bontrager, Glick, Amstutz, Troyer, Hostetler, Chupp, and Mast, lived in the area between Poplar Bluff and Harviell. The one and only minister of the group was Chriss Bontrager. The settlement was never very substantial, and in 1924 most of the Amish moved 50 miles (80 km) east to Scott County and to other states. The Amish buried a few of their people in the county, but later took up their remains and shipped them to Kansas.

Author(s) John A Hostetler
Date Published 1953

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Hostetler, John A. "Butler County (Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_USA)&oldid=91309.

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Hostetler, John A. (1953). Butler County (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=91309.

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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