Tuscola County (Michigan, USA)
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Tuscola County, Michigan, the site of an extinct Mennonite settlement about 30 miles southwest of Pigeon in Huron County, where a permanent settlement was made. Among the settlers who moved from Ontario to Tuscola County about 1880 was Daniel Lehman (1834-1919), a preacher who had been ordained 22 September 1861, in the Hay congregation in Ontario. Other settlers included Noah Bechtel, Israel Detweiler, and Abram Lehman. In the course of time most of the Mennonite families moved elsewhere, but Lehman lived at Fairgrove in Tuscola County until his death. Lehman seems not to have maintained any vital connection with any conference of Mennonites; it is likely that his attitudes resembled those of the Wisler body rather than either the Ontario or Indiana-Michigan conferences of the Mennonite Church (MC). Peter Ropp, minister at Imlay City, Michigan, originally of Ontario, preached Lehman's funeral sermon in the local Presbyterian church in 1919, and his obituary was published in the Gospel Herald.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 756. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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MLA style: Wenger, John C. "Tuscola County (Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 May 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/T874.html.
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