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Franklin Center, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], now known as Franklin, is a village in [[Lee County (Iowa, USA)|Lee County]], southeastern Iowa, near which the first Mennonite settlers in Iowa lived. The first Mennonite congregation in Iowa (now extinct) was located east of the present village; its church was dedicated in 1850. In 1868 it was replaced by a church built in the village by the Mennonite immigrants from [[Bayern Federal State (Germany)|Bavaria]] and the [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]] who lived nearby.
 
Franklin Center, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], now known as Franklin, is a village in [[Lee County (Iowa, USA)|Lee County]], southeastern Iowa, near which the first Mennonite settlers in Iowa lived. The first Mennonite congregation in Iowa (now extinct) was located east of the present village; its church was dedicated in 1850. In 1868 it was replaced by a church built in the village by the Mennonite immigrants from [[Bayern Federal State (Germany)|Bavaria]] and the [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]] who lived nearby.
 
 
 
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Franklin Center, Iowa, now known as Franklin, is a village in Lee County, southeastern Iowa, near which the first Mennonite settlers in Iowa lived. The first Mennonite congregation in Iowa (now extinct) was located east of the present village; its church was dedicated in 1850. In 1868 it was replaced by a church built in the village by the Mennonite immigrants from Bavaria and the Palatinate who lived nearby.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1956


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Franklin (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Franklin_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=80947.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1956). Franklin (Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Franklin_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=80947.




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