Butler County Mennonite Brethren Church (Cassidy, Kansas, USA)

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The Butler County Mennonite Brethren Church, located near Cassidy, Kansas, was organized in the later 1880s by Abraham Cornelsen, Sr., who had been elected to the ministry in Russia, when four families belonging to the Mennonite Brethren Church moved there. By 1893 approximately 20 families belonged to the group, but soon after that began to disperse because of poverty and the offer of free homesteads in Oklahoma. Some families moved to Canada, and at the turn of the century the group had dissolved. A. Cornelsen, after trying his fortune in Marion County, Kansas, became the leader of the church at Hooker, Oklahoma, in 1906.


Author(s) I. G Neufeld
Date Published 1953


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Neufeld, I. G. "Butler County Mennonite Brethren Church (Cassidy, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Cassidy,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=121361.

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Neufeld, I. G. (1953). Butler County Mennonite Brethren Church (Cassidy, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Butler_County_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Cassidy,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=121361.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 486-487. All rights reserved.


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