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Turkey Run Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located south of Bremen, Ohio, a member of the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference, had its beginning in 1858, when a meetinghouse, 24 x 26 ft., was built to accommodate the members in the southern part of the Fairfield-Perry counties congregation. The building, erected after many had already moved to Allen County, never attracted a large membership. During the Civil War, controversy over the draft caused a further serious decline and toward the close of the century it approached extinction. By 1906 only 8 members remained. The membership in 1957 was 37, with Marion Good as pastor.

In 2012 the leading minister was Mike Bender, the congregational membership was 50, and the church was a member of the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

[edit] Bibliography

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 56.

Umble, John. "Extinct Ohio Mennonite Churches." Mennonite Quarterly Review VI (1932): 23-29 et passim.

Wesselhoeft, C. and L. The History of Turkey Run Mennonite Church. 2003.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 11590 Webb Summit Road, Bremen, OH 43107

Phone: 740-569-4878

Denominational Affiliation:

Conservative Mennonite Conference

Author(s) John S. Umble
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published April 2012

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Umble, John S. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Turkey Run Mennonite Church (Bremen, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2012. Web. 28 Oct 2016.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=137912.

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Umble, John S. and Richard D. Thiessen. (April 2012). Turkey Run Mennonite Church (Bremen, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=137912.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 756. All rights reserved.

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