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The Ohio [[Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference|Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference]] settlement was started in 1974 when Edwin N. Zimmerman and other families from [[Penn Valley Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Pennsylvania, USA)|Berks]] and [[Lancaster County Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster ]]counties, [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], relocated to Richland and Huron counties, [[Ohio (State)|Ohio]]. Due to the lack of farmland for the ever-increasing Groffdale Conference's population, some families migrated east into [[Ashland County (Ohio, USA)|Ashland County]]. As of 1 January 2011 there were approximately 230 households in the Ohio settlement.
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The Ohio [[Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference|Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference]] settlement was started in 1974 when Edwin N. Zimmerman and other families from [[Penn Valley Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Pennsylvania, USA)|Berks]] and [[Lancaster County Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster ]]counties, [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]], relocated to Richland and Huron counties, [[Ohio (USA)|Ohio]]. Due to the lack of farmland for the ever-increasing Groffdale Conference's population, some families migrated east into [[Ashland County (Ohio, USA)|Ashland County]]. As of 1 January 2011 there were approximately 230 households in the Ohio settlement.
  
 
=== Spring Mill Old Order Meetinghouse ===
 
=== Spring Mill Old Order Meetinghouse ===

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The Ohio Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Conference settlement was started in 1974 when Edwin N. Zimmerman and other families from Berks and Lancaster counties, Pennsylvania, relocated to Richland and Huron counties, Ohio. Due to the lack of farmland for the ever-increasing Groffdale Conference's population, some families migrated east into Ashland County. As of 1 January 2011 there were approximately 230 households in the Ohio settlement.

[edit] Spring Mill Old Order Meetinghouse

The Spring Mill meetinghouse was the first meetinghouse built at the Ohio Groffdale community, and it is situated in the western-most portion of the settlement. It is a wood frame structure built in 1976 along Dininger Road. In 2004 it was expanded to 48 feet by 80 feet. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Ammon M. Burkholder (ordained minister, 1975; ordained bishop, 1991). The ministers were Melvin H. Nolt (ordained 1976) and Ben Nevin Zimmerman (ordained 1993), and the deacon was Earl H. Zimmerman (ordained 2008). 

[edit] Blooming Grove Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Blooming Grove meetinghouse is a frame meetinghouse built in 1984 on Free Road. It was the second Ohio settlement meetinghouse and was rebuilt and enlarged in 2002 to the measurement of 56 feet by 90 feet. As of 1 January 2011the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Ammon M. Burkholder, the ministers were Joseph H. Zimmerman (ordained 1996) and James W. Horning (ordained 2010), and the deacon was James Z. Zimmerman (ordained 2009). 

[edit] Country View Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Country View meetinghouse is a wood frame building erected in 2009 and measured 56 feet by 72 feet. It was built on Krumm Road. As of 1 January 2011 the following ministry team served the congregation--the presiding bishop was Ammon M. Burkholder, the ministers were James H. Martin (ordained 1994) and Alvin Z. Hoover (ordained 2009), and the deacon was Henry S. Sensenig (ordained 1977).

[edit] Bibliography

Groffdale Conference Mennonite Church Schedules.

Records of ordinations of the Old Order Mennonites, Groffdale Conference churches, 1750 to 2010. East Earl, PA: [Earl Z. Weaver?], 2010.


Author(s) Jonathan H Martin
Date Published February 2012


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Martin, Jonathan H. "Ohio Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 23 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ohio_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113569.

APA style

Martin, Jonathan H. (February 2012). Ohio Old Order Mennonite Settlement (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ohio_Old_Order_Mennonite_Settlement_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113569.




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