Watauga County North Carolina, USA)
Watauga County, in the extreme northwestern corner of North Carolina, is the seat of a series of Krimmer Mennonite Brethren (KMB; now Mennonite Brethren) congregations around the city of Boone, resulting from mission work among the African Americans of this area begun in 1899 at Elk Park by H. V. Wiebe (1899-1907), assisted by J. M. Tschetter (1902-12). P. H. Siemens, who came in 1925, spent over 25 years in the work here. Among the addresses of the ministers of the African American churches were Darby, Boone, Lenoir, and Laytown. The leading minister is Rondo Horton of Boone. The K.M.B. Yearbook reported a total membership of 180 for 1958.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1134. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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