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River Brethren, a popular name long used for the denomination known since 1862 officially as the Brethren in Christ. The name is supposedly due to the fact that the group had its beginnings (circa 1770) in an area of western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near the Susquehanna River.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "River Brethren." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Feb 2015.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). River Brethren. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 345. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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