Butler County, Ohio U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Butler County, Ohio
, a county in the extreme southwestern corner of the state, with Hamilton as the county seat. In this county was founded in 1819 the first of the Alsatian and South German Amish
settlements in North America, of the Amish migration to America following the European Napoleonic wars. Butler County became a brief stopping place for many of the Amish immigrants later moving on to Illinois
. Among later Amish leaders who tarried here for a while were Christian Ropp, Peter Naffziger, Joseph Stuckey
, all later of Illinois; and Joseph Goldschmidt
. The present congregation, with a meetinghouse in the village of Trenton, is now called the Trenton Mennonite Church
and is a member of Mennonite Church USA.
|| C. Henry Smith
| Date Published
Cite This Article
Smith, C. Henry. "Butler County (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=102120.
Smith, C. Henry. (1953). Butler County (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=102120.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia
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