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U.S. Census TIGER/Line map '']]     Cass County, [[Missouri (USA)|Missouri]], approximately 40 miles (65 km) southeast of [[Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri, USA)|Kansas City]], in the mid-1950s contained a Mennonite congregation ([Old] Mennonite Church, USA) of 250 members. For many years it had two congregations, numbering in 1908 a total of 480 members. Amish Mennonite settlers moved into the area as early as 1860, but regular church services were not held until 1866. Two years later they organized the [[Clearfork Amish Mennonite Church (Cass County, Missouri, USA)|Clearfork congregation]]. Out of this church developed the [[Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA)|Sycamore Grove]] and the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA)|Bethel]] congregations, both in the [[Garden City (Missouri, USA)|Garden City]] area in the southeastern part of the county.
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Cass County, [[Missouri (USA)|Missouri]], approximately 40 miles (65 km) southeast of [[Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri, USA)|Kansas City]], in the mid-1950s contained a Mennonite congregation ([Old] [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]], USA) of 250 members. For many years it had two congregations, numbering in 1908 a total of 480 members. [[Amish Mennonites|Amish Mennonite]] settlers moved into the area as early as 1860, but regular church services were not held until 1866. Two years later they organized the [[Clearfork Amish Mennonite Church (Cass County, Missouri, USA)|Clearfork congregation]]. Out of this church developed the [[Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA)|Sycamore Grove]] and the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Garden City, Missouri, USA)|Bethel]] congregations, both in the [[Garden City (Missouri, USA)|Garden City]] area in the southeastern part of the county.
 
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Cass County, Missouri
Source: U.S. Census TIGER/Line map

Cass County, Missouri, approximately 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Kansas City, in the mid-1950s contained a Mennonite congregation ([Old] Mennonite Church, USA) of 250 members. For many years it had two congregations, numbering in 1908 a total of 480 members. Amish Mennonite settlers moved into the area as early as 1860, but regular church services were not held until 1866. Two years later they organized the Clearfork congregation. Out of this church developed the Sycamore Grove and the Bethel congregations, both in the Garden City area in the southeastern part of the county.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1953


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Cass County (Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 13 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cass_County_(Missouri,_USA)&oldid=102893.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin. (1953). Cass County (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cass_County_(Missouri,_USA)&oldid=102893.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 522. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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