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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

Telephone: 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. 31 May 2016.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=78336.

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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 31 May 2016, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=78336.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 756. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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