South Perkasie (Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA)

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South Perkasie, a village adjoining Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, formerly also known as Bridgetown (for its covered bridge which was still in use in 1958) and Benjamin. In 1866 a Lutheran, Stephen Young, called a meeting in his home of persons interested in building a church. Mennonites, Lutherans, and Reformed worked together in the efforts to provide a church building for the area. The Mennonites purchased the lot on which the building was to be erected. In the final analysis, however, it was the Lutherans and Reformed who used the building. The Mennonites are not known to have ever held regular services there. The site was about midway between the Rockhill and Blooming Glen Mennonite meetinghouses, and only a few miles from each; so there was no particular need for the Mennonites to use the new house of worship.

Author(s) J. C Wenger
Date Published 1959

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Wenger, J. C. "South Perkasie (Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Jan 2021.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=96489.

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Wenger, J. C. (1959). South Perkasie (Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 January 2021, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=96489.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 587-588. All rights reserved.

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