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Beginnings

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Posted: 1472990236000
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The Church of the Brethren has been around since 1708 & made its way to America circa 1718, originating in Switzerland, by Alexander Mack, Peter Becker & others. Organized in Germantown PA, it quickly spread to northern NJ then counties surrounding Philadelphia. My area of concentration is Lancaster County, where the church sprang up in 1723/1724. The Conestoga Congregation was the first so called, various others within the county came into being. I've had ancestors in the church in & around Manheim. My ancestor intrumental in the early days of the church was Johannes Naas, who organized the first church of this kind in NJ.

With that being said, I'm interested in learning more about the early days of the church in Lancaster County & more about Johannes Naas & the Amwell church in NJ. All help appreciated.

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