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Source: U.S. Census Bureau map'']]
Source: U.S. Census Bureau map'']]     In 1729 Lebanon Township was a part of [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]]. In 1813 it united with a part of [[Dauphin County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Dauphin County]] to form Lebanon County. Lebanon is its county seat. Numerous Mennonite families moved into the area. The United Brethren schism, again broken by the United Christian Church, preyed much upon them; others moved into [[Juniata County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Juniata County]] and communities farther west. The [[Church of the Brethren|Church of the Brethren]] later absorbed them, so that most of the mid-20th century membership was the result of 20th-century colonization. The earliest meeting house was built at [[Shirksville Mennonite Church (Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, USA)|Shirksville]] in 1775, the home of Caspar Shirk of [[Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church (Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA)|Chestnut Hill]]. Other early houses of worship were located at the site of the [[Gingrichs Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Gingrich]], [[Krall’s Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Krall]], and [[Dohner Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Dohner]] churches, and also the [[Kauffman's Mennonite Church  (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)|Kauffman]], [[Shirk's Mennonite Church (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Shirk]], and [[Light's Meetinghouse (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Light]] (in Lebanon) churches. In the mid-20th century [[Meckville Mennonite Church (Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA)|Meckville]], [[Miners Village Mennonite Mission (Miners Village, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Miners Village]], [[Myerstown Mennonite Church (Myerstown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Royer]], Texter, and North Lebanon were opened. In 1957 the Mennonite membership in the ten congregations was 521; Krall  with 77 was  the highest.
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In 1729 Lebanon Township was a part of [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]]. In 1813 it united with a part of [[Dauphin County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Dauphin County]] to form Lebanon County. Lebanon is its county seat. Numerous Mennonite families moved into the area. The United Brethren schism, again broken by the United Christian Church, preyed much upon them; others moved into [[Juniata County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Juniata County]] and communities farther west. The [[Church of the Brethren|Church of the Brethren]] later absorbed them, so that most of the mid-20th century membership was the result of 20th-century colonization. The earliest meeting house was built at [[Shirksville Mennonite Church (Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, USA)|Shirksville]] in 1775, the home of Caspar Shirk of [[Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church (Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA)|Chestnut Hill]]. Other early houses of worship were located at the site of the [[Gingrichs Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Gingrich]], [[Krall’s Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Krall]], and [[Dohner Mennonite Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Dohner]] churches, and also the [[Kauffman's Mennonite Church  (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)|Kauffman]], [[Shirk's Mennonite Church (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Shirk]], and [[Light's Meetinghouse (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|Light]] (in Lebanon) churches. In the mid-20th century [[Meckville Mennonite Church (Bethel, Pennsylvania, USA)|Meckville]], [[Miners Village Mennonite Mission (Miners Village, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA)|Miners Village]], [[Myerstown Mennonite Church (Myerstown, Pennsylvania, USA)|Royer]], Texter, and [[North Lebanon Mennonite Fellowship Church (Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA)|North Lebanon]] were opened. In 1957 the Mennonite membership in the ten congregations was 521; Krall  with 77 was  the highest.
 
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Pennsylania counties; Lebanon County highlighted.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau map

In 1729 Lebanon Township was a part of Lancaster County. In 1813 it united with a part of Dauphin County to form Lebanon County. Lebanon is its county seat. Numerous Mennonite families moved into the area. The United Brethren schism, again broken by the United Christian Church, preyed much upon them; others moved into Juniata County and communities farther west. The Church of the Brethren later absorbed them, so that most of the mid-20th century membership was the result of 20th-century colonization. The earliest meeting house was built at Shirksville in 1775, the home of Caspar Shirk of Chestnut Hill. Other early houses of worship were located at the site of the Gingrich, Krall, and Dohner churches, and also the Kauffman, Shirk, and Light (in Lebanon) churches. In the mid-20th century Meckville, Miners Village, Royer, Texter, and North Lebanon were opened. In 1957 the Mennonite membership in the ten congregations was 521; Krall  with 77 was  the highest.


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1957


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Landis, Ira D. "Lebanon County (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 28 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lebanon_County_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=121512.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Lebanon County (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lebanon_County_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=121512.




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