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Hiestand is a Mennonite family which has been represented chiefly in the Franconia and Ontario conferences of the Mennonite Church (MC). The progenitor of the North American Hiestands was one Abraham Hiestand, a member of the Reformed Church in Switzerland, who was born about 1703 and as a young man immigrated to Pennsylvania. In eastern Pennsylvania he and his wife united with the Mennonite Church. A deacon in the Lancaster Conference (MC) bore the name Hiestand, as did Preacher Jacob Histand (1791-1877) of the Franconia Conference (MC), and his well-known grandson, Bishop A.O. Histand (1869-1943) of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Paul W. Histand, a nephew of the latter, was pastor of the Trevose Heights Mission.


Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1956


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Wenger, John C. "Hiestand (Histand, Heistand, Heystandt) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hiestand_(Histand,_Heistand,_Heystandt)_family&oldid=120813.

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Wenger, John C. (1956). Hiestand (Histand, Heistand, Heystandt) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hiestand_(Histand,_Heistand,_Heystandt)_family&oldid=120813.




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