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Pike County Old Order Amish settlement, near Bowling Green, Missouri, began in December 1947, when Jacob M. Beachey and his sons moved here from Jay County, Indiana. A church was organized on 29 February 1948, with Jacob J. Miller as minister of the group, and Christ M. Bontrager of Buchanan County, Iowa, as bishop. The congregation is now (1958) divided into two districts, the South District having 55 members, with Jacob J. Miller as bishop and Joseph E. Miller and P. M. Borntrager as preachers, and the North District, 68 members, with Peter Girod as bishop and Jacob J. Schwartz, John M. Schwartz, and Jacob W. Eicher as preachers.


Author(s) Jacob J Miller
Date Published 1959


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Miller, Jacob J. "Pike County Old Order Amish settlement (Bowling Green, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pike_County_Old_Order_Amish_settlement_(Bowling_Green,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=83959.

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Miller, Jacob J. (1959). Pike County Old Order Amish settlement (Bowling Green, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pike_County_Old_Order_Amish_settlement_(Bowling_Green,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=83959.




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