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Dachau is a district of Upper [[Bayern Federal State (Germany)|Bavaria]] northwest of [[Munich (Freistaat Bayern, Germany)|Munich]], where Mennonites settled in considerable numbers from 1818 to the middle of the nineteenth century. Most of the families came from the[[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]], and settled chiefly in the northwestern part of the Dachau district, founding the [[Eichstock (Oberbayern, Freistaat Bayern, Germany)|Eichstock]] congregation. Emigration to America and to other places decreased the size of the congregation, so that by the 1950s there were only a few families remaining.
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Dachau is a district of Upper [[Bayern Federal State (Germany)|Bavaria]] northwest of [[Munich (Freistaat Bayern, Germany)|Munich]], where Mennonites settled in considerable numbers from 1818 to the middle of the nineteenth century. Most of the families came from the[[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)| Palatinate]], and settled chiefly in the northwestern part of the Dachau district, founding the [[Eichstock (Oberbayern, Freistaat Bayern, Germany)|Eichstock]] congregation. Emigration to America and to other places decreased the size of the congregation, so that by the 1950s there were only a few families remaining.
 
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 384.  
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 384.
 
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Dachau is a district of Upper Bavaria northwest of Munich, where Mennonites settled in considerable numbers from 1818 to the middle of the nineteenth century. Most of the families came from the Palatinate, and settled chiefly in the northwestern part of the Dachau district, founding the Eichstock congregation. Emigration to America and to other places decreased the size of the congregation, so that by the 1950s there were only a few families remaining.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 384.


Author(s) Ernst Müller
Date Published 1955


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Müller, Ernst. "Dachau (Freistaat Bayern, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 11 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dachau_(Freistaat_Bayern,_Germany)&oldid=111228.

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Müller, Ernst. (1955). Dachau (Freistaat Bayern, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dachau_(Freistaat_Bayern,_Germany)&oldid=111228.




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