San Luis Potosí (Mexico)
San Luis Potosí, one of the 28 states of Mexico. A small settlement of six Old Order Mennonite and Old Order Amish families was made in 1944 in a tropical area of this state about 130 miles inland from the gulf coast town of Tampico, led by Aaron Martin, of Lancaster County, PA. The move to Mexico was made partially in protest to the governmental restrictions brought on by World War II; Martin and his followers were protesting against the militarization of America. For a short time (1943) these families lived with the Old Colony Mennonites in Chihuahua. In 1944 they settled in this isolated section of San Luis Potosí. The settlement effort was brief. After a few years Martin died and the rest of the families scattered, most of them returning to the United States. See also Potosí-Saltillo Colonies, Mexico
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