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Eymann, a Bernese Mennonite family, migrated to Alsace, France in 1671-1711. Three Eymann families are named by Ernst Müller in his list of Mennonite families in the Palatinate, Germany in 1672. The census of 1940 by Franz Crous lists 87 Eymanns in South German congregations, 23 of whom were members of the Weierhof congregation, 28 of the Monsheim congregation, and 31 of the Sembach congregation. Peter Eymann was a South German Mennonite active in political affairs; he was elected to the provincial diet at Munich in 1848. Mennonites from Bavaria established a settlement in Ashland County, Ohio in the 1830s. Living in this settlement was Jacob Eyman, who in 1851 moved with his family to Lee County, Iowa. Among the Amish and Mennonite immigrants arriving in North America on Sept. 9, 1749 was Jacob Eiman. The Eiman family was already represented in the Ontario Amish Mennonite community in the late 1830s. Representatives of the Eiman family have lived principally in Iowa, while members of the Eyman branch have lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.


Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld, 1895.

Crous, Franz. "Mennonitenfamilien in Zahlen." Mennonitische Geschichtesblätter 5 Karlsruhe, 1940: 26-45.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1956

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Eymann (Eiman, Eyman) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 1 Apr 2015.,_Eyman)_family&oldid=87444.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1956). Eymann (Eiman, Eyman) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 April 2015, from,_Eyman)_family&oldid=87444.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 282. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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