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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. 2 Apr 2015.,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=69084.

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Kroeker, M. A. (1959). Westfield Mennonite Brethren Church (Westfield, Texas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 April 2015, from,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=69084.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 934. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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