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Pletscher (Plätscher), a Mennonite family of Swiss descent, living since the last decades of the 17th century in the Palatinate, Germany. Jakob Plätscher was a preacher at Immelhausen in Baden from 1761, and Heinrich Plätscher a preach­er at Eppstein near Frankenthal from 1764, both serving until after 1802. This Heinrich Plät­scher was married to Katharina Brenneman; they lived at Friedelsheim. Their son Johannes with his family emigrated from Friedelsheim to the United States in 1833. Other relatives moved from Friedels­heim to America in 1841-1855. The martyrs Jacob and Melchior Platzer may have belonged to this family. A Pletscher family migrated from Schleitheim to the Palatinate ca. 1650.

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Mennonite Quarterly Review (1956): 142, No. 28; 146 f., No. 38; 147, Nos. 39-41; 151, No. 50.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 194. All rights reserved.

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