In October 1865 Christian Luginbühl, P. P. Lehman, Sr., and Ulrich Welty, of the Sonnenberg settlement in Wayne County, Ohio, made a trip through Missouri and Iowa to find land for a settlement. Christian Luginbühl bought a farm 8 miles (13 km) south of Tipton, Missouri. In April 1866 he, together with four other men, moved with their families from Wayne County to this new settlement. In the following decade more came from Wayne County. Most of the Polk County, Iowa, Swiss Mennonite settlement moved here in 1867-1868. Numerous families came from Rockingham County, Virginia, and various other Mennonite (MC) settlements in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In 1871 the church divided peacefully into the two congregations.
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Gratz, Delbert L. (1957). Morgan County and Moniteau County (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 October 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morgan_County_and_Moniteau_County_(Missouri,_USA)&oldid=113776.
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