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J. A. Raber was an [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] book dealer, born 8 September 1885, who had maintained a bookstore at his farm, 2 miles south of Charm, [[Holmes County (Ohio, USA)|Holmes County]], Ohio, from 1915 until at least the late 1950s. He supplied Amish readers with numerous German publications and published the following reprints: <em>Die vollständigen Werke Menno Simons</em> (1926), Nagler's <em>Handwörterbuch der heiligen Schrift</em> (1934), the <em>Märtyrer-Spiegel</em> (1950), and numerous smaller works. An annual publication by Raber since 1930 was <em>Der Neue Amerikanische Kalender</em>, which contained a register of Amish ministers.
 
J. A. Raber was an [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] book dealer, born 8 September 1885, who had maintained a bookstore at his farm, 2 miles south of Charm, [[Holmes County (Ohio, USA)|Holmes County]], Ohio, from 1915 until at least the late 1950s. He supplied Amish readers with numerous German publications and published the following reprints: <em>Die vollständigen Werke Menno Simons</em> (1926), Nagler's <em>Handwörterbuch der heiligen Schrift</em> (1934), the <em>Märtyrer-Spiegel</em> (1950), and numerous smaller works. An annual publication by Raber since 1930 was <em>Der Neue Amerikanische Kalender</em>, which contained a register of Amish ministers.
 
 
 
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J. A. Raber was an Old Order Amish book dealer, born 8 September 1885, who had maintained a bookstore at his farm, 2 miles south of Charm, Holmes County, Ohio, from 1915 until at least the late 1950s. He supplied Amish readers with numerous German publications and published the following reprints: Die vollständigen Werke Menno Simons (1926), Nagler's Handwörterbuch der heiligen Schrift (1934), the Märtyrer-Spiegel (1950), and numerous smaller works. An annual publication by Raber since 1930 was Der Neue Amerikanische Kalender, which contained a register of Amish ministers.


Author(s) John A Hostetler
Date Published 1959


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Hostetler, John A. "Raber, J. A. (b. 1885)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Raber,_J._A._(b._1885)&oldid=84273.

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Hostetler, John A. (1959). Raber, J. A. (b. 1885). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Raber,_J._A._(b._1885)&oldid=84273.




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