Glick (Glueck, Glück) family
Glick (Glueck, Glück) is a Swiss Mennonite family which migrated to the Palatinate. In 1731 there was a Jost Glückli in the Streigenberg congregation near Eppingen (now Baden). In 1940, 24 Glücks were members of four Mennonite congregations in South Germany. In 1954 three Glück ministers were serving in that area, one of whom was Theo Glück of the Durlach congregation, chairman of the Youth Commission of the South German Conference.
Peter Glick, the ancestor of the Amish Glicks, arrived in Pennsylvania in September 1748. Other members of the Glick family no doubt landed in America during that century. Large numbers of their descendants live in eastern Pennsylvania, among them (in the 1950s) eight Old Order Amish ministers. Five additional Mennonite and Amish Mennonite ministers served in Pennsylvania and Virginia at that time. Obituary records from 1894 through 1913 show that the family was represented in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Indiana. Holmes County, Ohio, also had representatives of the family.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 525. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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