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Westfield (Texas) [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren]] Church, lo­cated 15 miles north of Houston, was started in 1897 when nine families from Kirk, [[Colorado (USA)|Colorado]], and some from [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]] organized a small Mennonite Brethren church here under the leadership of H. Berchtold. They had a very prosperous beginning, starting also a Christian day school. The unhealthy climate, however, forced them to leave this place in 1900. Most of the families moved to [[Corn (Oklahoma, USA)|Corn]] and Enid, [[Oklahoma (USA)|Oklahoma]].
 
Westfield (Texas) [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren]] Church, lo­cated 15 miles north of Houston, was started in 1897 when nine families from Kirk, [[Colorado (USA)|Colorado]], and some from [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]] organized a small Mennonite Brethren church here under the leadership of H. Berchtold. They had a very prosperous beginning, starting also a Christian day school. The unhealthy climate, however, forced them to leave this place in 1900. Most of the families moved to [[Corn (Oklahoma, USA)|Corn]] and Enid, [[Oklahoma (USA)|Oklahoma]].
 
 
 
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Westfield (Texas) Mennonite Brethren Church, lo­cated 15 miles north of Houston, was started in 1897 when nine families from Kirk, Colorado, and some from Kansas organized a small Mennonite Brethren church here under the leadership of H. Berchtold. They had a very prosperous beginning, starting also a Christian day school. The unhealthy climate, however, forced them to leave this place in 1900. Most of the families moved to Corn and Enid, Oklahoma.


Author(s) M. A Kroeker
Date Published 1959


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Kroeker, M. A. "Westfield Mennonite Brethren Church (Westfield, Texas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Jun 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westfield_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Westfield,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=85969.

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Kroeker, M. A. (1959). Westfield Mennonite Brethren Church (Westfield, Texas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 June 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westfield_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Westfield,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=85969.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 934. All rights reserved.


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