Blancrupt (Lorraine, France)
Blanc-Rupt (Turquestein-Blancrupt), France, where an Amish Mennonite congregation was formed in the middle of the 19th century by Joseph Sommer (d. 1875), Pierre Sommer (d. 1878), and Jacob Sommer (d. 1877), who broke off from the Salm congregation, then under the leadership of Elder Augsburger. The Blanc-Rupt is the upper valley of the White Saar in a remote part of the Vosges Mountains, and the congregation centered in the farms around the chateau Turquestein.
The group was weakened by the death of its first leaders, by the reconciliation of some of its members with the Salm congregation, and by emigration to America or to less mountainous parts of Lorraine. The remainder finally became a part of the Repaix congregation around 1895 under the eldership of Christian Lehmann (d. 1909).
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 352. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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