Beidler (Beitler, Beutler, Butler, Beudler, Beuthler, Beuttler, Bütler) family
Beidler is a Mennonite family name found as early as 1724 in Otterberg, a town in the Palatinate. The name is also found early in Bavaria. Johannes Bütler arrived in Philadelphia from the Palatinate 1 September 1736. John Beutler who was born in Germany 4 July 1792, came to America, and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. From the eastern part of Pennsylvania the family has spread into the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas.
A genealogy written by A. J. Fretz entitled A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Jacob Beidler contains the names of several thousand descendants of Jacob Beidler, who was born in Germany in 1708. A genealogical chart is also included.
Fretz, A. J. A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Jacob Beidler: Of Lower Milford Township, Bucks Co., Pa. : Together with Historical and Biographical Sketches Illustrated with Portraits and Other Illustrations. Milton, N.J.: A.J. Fretz], 1903. Available in full electronic text at http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicalreco00fret
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 266. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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