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Menno Simons Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite), now extinct, located in Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota, a member of the Northern District Conference, was organized in 1887 by Mennonites of Swiss origin coming from the Lemberg area of Austria 1880-1883. Their leader was Daniel Brubacher. The group was small—exact figures are not available, and in 1915, when their minister and elder Heinrich Kintzi, who succeeded Brubacher, resigned, the congregation merged with the Salem Mennonite Church in Butterfield. Disharmony between the two groups in the Salem congregation soon set in and in 1921 a breach occurred. The Swiss members severed their connection with Salem church, reorganized, and in 1922 erected a new building in Butterfield, known as the Mennonite Church of Butterfield.

Author(s) J. John Friesen
Date Published 1957

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MLA style

Friesen, J. John. "Menno Simons Mennonite Church (Butterfield, Minnesota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 May 2017.,_Minnesota,_USA)&oldid=92712.

APA style

Friesen, J. John. (1957). Menno Simons Mennonite Church (Butterfield, Minnesota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 May 2017, from,_Minnesota,_USA)&oldid=92712.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 584. All rights reserved.

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