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The Aaron Martin group (Old Order Mennonites) were named for Aaron Martin, born 30 August 1918 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He joined with the "Jacob Stauffer people" in eastern Snyder County, Pennsylvania, but in 1945 led one of the two-way schisms in that congregation. Martin was ordained to the ministry after this schism, 4 June 1945, and four weeks later bishop. In 1950 the group had twenty-eight members and used the meetinghouse a few miles west of the Susquehanna Trail. Further divisions, a total of four in seven years, reduced the group to small fractions each with a bishop, minister, and deacon, all using the same meetinghouse at different times.

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1953

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Landis, Ira D. "Aaron Martin group (Old Order Mennonites)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 Mar 2017.

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Landis, Ira D. (1953). Aaron Martin group (Old Order Mennonites). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 March 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 6. All rights reserved.

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