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Meneest or Meneese, a name by which 19th-century Mennonites were sometimes known in the areas in which they lived in eastern Pennsylvania, Ohio, and possibly elsewhere. Theodore Bean, historian of Montgomery County, PA, stated that the Mennonites called themselves "Meneest." This was evidently a corruption of the Dutch and German Mennist.


Bean, T. W. History of Montgomery County. Philadelphia 1884: 369.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1957

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Wenger, John C. "Meneest." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 May 2016.

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Wenger, John C. (1957). Meneest. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 572. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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