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The Des Allemands Mennonite Church is located thirty miles (50 km) west of New Orleans, Louisiana near U.S. Highway 90, on "The Old Spanish Trail." It is a member of the Gulf States Mennonite Fellowship (MC USA), and had a membership of 56 in 2010. A congregation was organized in the spring of 1918 but existed only a few years because nearly all of the members moved away. In the spring of 1936, C. A. Wenger and wife moved back to Des Allemands. That fall their son and wife and one daughter with her husband moved to Des Allemands. Shortly after they were established, bishops A. O. Histand, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and E. S. Hallman, Tuleta, Texas, ordained John E. Wenger as minister and Lester Hackman as deacon. With the exception of these two families, all members in 1955 were natives. Nearly all were of Cajun descent and Catholic background. The pastor in 2010 was Troy Farris.

Additional Information

Address: 17447 Old Spanish Trail, Des Allemands Louisiana 70030

Phone: 985-758-7550

Denominational Affiliations:

Gulf States Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Map:Des Allemands Mennonite Church (Des Allemands, Louisiana)

Author(s) Paul Hershey
Date Published 2010

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Hershey, Paul. "Des Allemands Mennonite Church (Des Allemands, Louisiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2010. Web. 26 May 2017.,_Louisiana,_USA)&oldid=53737.

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Hershey, Paul. (2010). Des Allemands Mennonite Church (Des Allemands, Louisiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2017, from,_Louisiana,_USA)&oldid=53737.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 55. All rights reserved.

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