Byerland Mennonite Church (Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Byerland Mennonite Meetinghouse located in Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a congregation of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA). Samuel and Mary Boyer sold one acre of their farm 10 December 1755 along a road, now abandoned north of the James H. Hess farm home, Pequea Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Charles Christopher and Jacob Boehm, deacons, whereon was built a small log meetinghouse, still standing in 1950, although moved from its first location a few miles. The next church, one-half mile away on an elevated site along the Pequea Valley Road, was built in 1848 when Jacob Brenneman and Henry Charles were deacons. A large cemetery adjoined the church grounds. The well-preserved brick church built in 1879 was extensively remodeled in 1953. It became part of the New Danville-River Corner circuit. Rawlinsville was a mission outgrowth of the congregation. The 1953 membership was 199. Ministers serving in 1953 were Maris Hess and James H. Hess; Howard Eshleman was deacon.

In 2009 the membership was 102; the pastor was Joe C. Garber. In 2017 Byerland was also a member of the Evana Network.

Additional Information

Address: 931 Byerland Church Road, Willow Street, Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-464-5101

Denominational/Network Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Evana Network


Map:Byerland Mennonite Church (Willow Street, Pennsylvania)

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1953

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Landis, Ira D. "Byerland Mennonite Church (Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 7 Dec 2023.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177230.

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Landis, Ira D. (1953). Byerland Mennonite Church (Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2023, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177230.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 488. All rights reserved.

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