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Shirk's Mennonite Church, now extinct, was located in Hanover Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The area was settled by the Dohner, Miller, Peiffer, Moyer, Getze, Hain, and other families. On 26 October 1823 Peter and Barbara Sherick deeded to Jacob Sherick 73 perches for the building of an "Unpartheyish Menist Gemeinhouse." After a few decades (1845), the United Brethren claimed most of the membership and the house for many years. In the 1950s it was still intact, a large unused unpainted frame house, a bleak reminder of a religious ancestry. A cemetery lay east of the church.

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1959

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Landis, Ira D. "Shirk's Mennonite Church (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jul 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=111014.

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Landis, Ira D. (1959). Shirk's Mennonite Church (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=111014.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 515. All rights reserved.

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