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Welsh Mountain Samaritan Home, located near New Holland, Pennsylvania, and sponsored by the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities (Mennonite Church), is the successor of the Welsh Mountain Industrial Mission, which was converted into an old people's home and the name changed in 1924. The first guests were received soon afterward. Benjamin Buckwalter and wife of Newton, Kansas, were assigned as the first superintendent and matron in charge. Extensions to the building were built in 1929 and again in 1940. The guest capacity was 32, with a staff of about 10. The location was healthful and many found this a pleasant retreat to spend their closing days. Jesse Yoder and wife of Belleville, Pennsylvania, were the superintendent and matron in the late 1950s.


Dietzel, Angela. Welsh Mountain Home. Accessed 4 October 2007 <>.

Author(s) Ira J Buckwalter
Date Published 1959

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Buckwalter, Ira J. "Welsh Mountain Samaritan Home (New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 May 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=78738.

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Buckwalter, Ira J. (1959). Welsh Mountain Samaritan Home (New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=78738.

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