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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,-55. The martyrs Jacob and MelchiorPlatzer may have belonged to this family. A Pletscher family migrated from Schleitheim to the Palatinate ca. l650.

Bibliography

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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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Pletscher family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pletscher_family&oldid=84066.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Pletscher family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pletscher_family&oldid=84066.




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