Crawford-Richland counties, Ohio U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
The Crawford-Richland Counties, Ohio
, Mennonite community, is now extinct. In 1818 Samuel Pletcher, a Palatine emigrant who had stopped briefly in Lancaster County
, moved to Richland (then Ashland County
), Ohio. The next year he moved across the line into Crawford County near Galion. His children married into the following families: Imhof, Kilmer, Hibschman, Nesselrodt, Seiler, and Null. The small congregation worshiped in their homes and in the union meetinghouse in Ontario, Richland County, with Joseph Freed as minister, and disintegrated after Freed's death in 1872. A number of the families moved to Elkhart County, Indiana
. The few who remained were visited occasionally by Mennonite ministers. Their children united with other denominations.
|| John S Umble
| Date Published
 Cite This Article
Umble, John S. "Crawford-Richland Counties (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 23 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crawford-Richland_Counties_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113309.
Umble, John S. (1953). Crawford-Richland Counties (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crawford-Richland_Counties_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113309.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia
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