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Dalton, Ohio, is a village of nearly 1,600 (2007) located on U.S. Highway 30 in the heart of a rich farming and dairy community of Sugar Creek Township., Wayne County. Mennonite pioneers from eastern Pennsylvania, such as the Martins, Eberlys, Horsts and Buckwalters, settled on territory north of Dalton early in the nineteenth century, organizing the Martin's Church (MC USA). Many of their descendants still live there. The rolling territory southwest of Dalton was chosen by Swiss Mennonites who immigrated to this section as early as 1819. This prosperous Swiss community has since been known as Sonnenberg.

Author(s) Stanford Mumaw
Date Published 1955

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Mumaw, Stanford. "Dalton (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 26 Nov 2015.,_USA)&oldid=113316.

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Mumaw, Stanford. (1955). Dalton (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2015, from,_USA)&oldid=113316.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 4. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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