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Rothrock Mennonite Church (GCM), now extinct, was one of the two meetinghouses of the congregation in [[Northampton County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Northampton County]], Pennsylvania, one being [[Mount Bethel Mennonite Church (Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Mount Bethel]] in Bangor, and the other Rothrock (also called Upper Mount Bethel) 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Bangor. The latter was built sometime before 1794 and before Mount Bethel. It was a small congregation, the first families having moved into the community about 1754, and was supplied by ministers from [[Bucks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Bucks]] and [[Lehigh County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lehigh]] counties. The only resident minister was David Henning (1806-1881). He was most likely ordained by the [[East Pennsylvania Conference of the Mennonite Church|Oberholtzer group]] which divided from the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Mennonite Conference]] (MC) in 1847, but withdrew to follow [[Gehman, William (1827-1918)|William Gehman]] and the [[Evangelical Mennonite Society|Evangelical Mennonites]] formed in 1858. It is presumed that the congregation followed him both times in changing conference connection.
 
Rothrock Mennonite Church (GCM), now extinct, was one of the two meetinghouses of the congregation in [[Northampton County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Northampton County]], Pennsylvania, one being [[Mount Bethel Mennonite Church (Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Mount Bethel]] in Bangor, and the other Rothrock (also called Upper Mount Bethel) 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Bangor. The latter was built sometime before 1794 and before Mount Bethel. It was a small congregation, the first families having moved into the community about 1754, and was supplied by ministers from [[Bucks County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Bucks]] and [[Lehigh County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lehigh]] counties. The only resident minister was David Henning (1806-1881). He was most likely ordained by the [[East Pennsylvania Conference of the Mennonite Church|Oberholtzer group]] which divided from the [[Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Franconia Mennonite Conference]] (MC) in 1847, but withdrew to follow [[Gehman, William (1827-1918)|William Gehman]] and the [[Evangelical Mennonite Society|Evangelical Mennonites]] formed in 1858. It is presumed that the congregation followed him both times in changing conference connection.
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Revision as of 20:05, 17 March 2014

Rothrock Mennonite Church (GCM), now extinct, was one of the two meetinghouses of the congregation in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, one being Mount Bethel in Bangor, and the other Rothrock (also called Upper Mount Bethel) 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Bangor. The latter was built sometime before 1794 and before Mount Bethel. It was a small congregation, the first families having moved into the community about 1754, and was supplied by ministers from Bucks and Lehigh counties. The only resident minister was David Henning (1806-1881). He was most likely ordained by the Oberholtzer group which divided from the Franconia Mennonite Conference (MC) in 1847, but withdrew to follow William Gehman and the Evangelical Mennonites formed in 1858. It is presumed that the congregation followed him both times in changing conference connection.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959


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Bender, Harold S and Melvin Gingerich. "Rothrock Mennonite Church (Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Jan 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rothrock_Mennonite_Church_(Northampton_County,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116044.

APA style

Bender, Harold S and Melvin Gingerich. (1959). Rothrock Mennonite Church (Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rothrock_Mennonite_Church_(Northampton_County,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116044.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 371-372, 1117. All rights reserved.


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