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The Kraybill Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in the fertile Donegal Valley, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, first met in the homes of members and Kraybill's mill. In 1810 Jacob Kraybill donated the ground for a building and cemetery. As the congregation grew, that building was enlarged in 1840, replaced entirely in 1869 and again in 1898. In 1908 a church was built in Mount Joy and gradually the congregation was moving that way, until by 1949 the building was turned over to the Kraybill Christian School Board for a school (ten grades). Ministers who served here were Jacob Hershey, the two Peter Nissleys, and Kraybills. The cemetery was still used by the congregation in the mid-1950s.

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1957

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Landis, Ira D. "Kraybill Mennonite Church (Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Jun 2017.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=82926.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Kraybill Mennonite Church (Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=82926.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 234. All rights reserved.

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