Rittman (Wayne County, Ohio, USA)

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Rittman, a town (population in the late 1950s, 3,810; 6,314 in 2000) in Wayne County, Ohio, near which are located the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, with 139 members in 1956, and a Mennonite Home for the Aged, which was established in 1901 as a foundation by D. G. Amstutz. The building burned down in 1919, but was rebuilt in 1939. In 1911 there was also a "Swiss" congregation with 50 members, and a Christian Apostolic Church with 40 members.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 524.

"A Home for Old People at Rittman, Ohio." Mennonite Community V (July 1951): No. 7, pp. 7-9.

Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959

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Crous, Ernst. "Rittman (Wayne County, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rittman_(Wayne_County,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=67743.

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Crous, Ernst. (1959). Rittman (Wayne County, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rittman_(Wayne_County,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=67743.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 344. All rights reserved.

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