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Pletscher (Plätscher), a Mennonite family of Swiss descent, living since the last decades of the 17th century in the [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]], Germany. Jakob Plätscher was a preacher at [[Immelhausen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)|Immelhausen]]<em> </em>in Baden from 1761, and Heinrich Plätscher a preach­er at Eppstein<em> </em>near Frankenthal from 1764, both serving until after 1802. This Heinrich Plät­scher was married to Katharina Brenneman; they lived at [[Friedelsheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Friedelsheim]]. Their son Johannes with his family emigrated from Friedelsheim to the [[United States of America|United States]] in 1833. Other relatives moved from Friedels­heim to America in 1841,-55. The martyrs [[Platzer, Jacob (d. 1591)|Jacob]] and [[Platzer, Melchior (d. 1583)|Melchior ]][[Platzer, Melchior (d. 1583)|Platzer]] may have belonged to this family. A Pletscher family migrated from Schleitheim<em> </em>to the Palatinate ca. l650.
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Pletscher (Plätscher), a Mennonite family of Swiss descent, living since the last decades of the 17th century in the [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]], Germany. Jakob Plätscher was a preacher at [[Immelhausen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)|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 (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Friedelsheim]]. Their son Johannes with his family emigrated from Friedelsheim to the [[United States of America|United States]] in 1833. Other relatives moved from Friedels­heim to America in 1841-1855. The martyrs [[Platzer, Jacob (d. 1591)|Jacob]] and [[Platzer, Melchior (d. 1583)|Melchior ]][[Platzer, Melchior (d. 1583)|Platzer]] may have belonged to this family. A Pletscher family migrated from Schleitheim to the Palatinate ca. l650.
 
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<em>Mennonite Quarterly Review</em> (1956): 142, No. 28; 146 f., No. 38; 147, Nos. 39-41; 151, No. 50.
 
<em>Mennonite Quarterly Review</em> (1956): 142, No. 28; 146 f., No. 38; 147, Nos. 39-41; 151, No. 50.
  
 
<em>Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden.</em> Amsterdam.
 
<em>Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden.</em> Amsterdam.
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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. l650.

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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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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Pletscher family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pletscher_family&oldid=120026.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Pletscher family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pletscher_family&oldid=120026.




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