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Menno Simons Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite [GCM]), now extinct, at Boyertown, Pennsylvania, was the Oberholtzer faction in Boyertown of the Hereford-Bally congregation in the Oberholtzer schism of 1847. It used the old meetinghouse in Boyertown alternately with the Mennonite Church group until 1883, when having lost a lawsuit for exclusive use of the meetinghouse it was forced to surrender it, and built the Menno Simons meetinghouse on East 4th Street. Christian Clemmer was the minister 1847-83, followed by Abraham Gottshall in 1886. In 1936 the congregation dissolved, most of the members transferring to the Hereford (GCM) church some 5 miles (8 km.) away. The membership never was large, having 25 in 1911, and 10 in 1930.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Menno Simons Mennonite Church (Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jun 2017.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83458.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Menno Simons Mennonite Church (Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 June 2017, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83458.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1105. All rights reserved.

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