Verhandlungen der Diener-Versammlung, minutes of the Amish Mennonite Ministers' Conferences held annually 1862-78 (except 1877) before district conferences were organized. The minutes for 1862-64 and 1868 were published by John Baer and Son, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the remainder by John F. Funk and Brother of Chicago (1866) and Elkhart. Among the discussions recorded are the controversy over baptism in a creek, meetinghouses, the function of deacons, teamster service under military control, pensions, singing at funerals, offering a reward for the return of stolen goods, interest rates, investment in government bonds, and the restoration of a bishop who had been guilty of adultery. Names frequently mentioned in the minutes are John K. Yoder (1824-1906) of Wayne County, Ohio; Samuel Yoder (1824-1884) of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; and John P. King (1827-1887) of Logan County, Ohio, all of whom were born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Indiana) and Mennonite Library and Archives (North Newton, Kansas) have full sets of minutes.
Hostetler, J. A. "Amish Problems at the Dienerver-sammlungen." Mennonite Life IV (October 1949): 34-39.
Umble, J. S. "The Oak Grove - Pleasant Hill Amish Mennonite Church in Wayne County, Ohio, in the Nineteenth Century (1815-1900)." Mennonite Quarterly Review XXXI (July 1957): 3, 156.
 Additional Information
|Date||Place||Attendance||Pages of Minutes|
|1862 June 9-12||Wayne Co., Ohio||72||23|
|1863 May 25-27||Mifflin Co., Pa.||42||20|
|1864 June 16-18||Goshen, Indiana||71||23|
|1865 June 5-7||Wayne Co., Ohio||89||9|
|1866 May 20-23||Danvers, Illinois||75||23|
|1867 June 9-12||West Liberty, Ohio||42||13|
|1868 May 21-June 3||Belleville, Pa.||34||24|
|1869 May 16-18||Walnut Creek, Ohio||27||10|
|1870 June 5-8||Archbold, Ohio||40||36|
|1871 May 28-31||Livingston Co., Illinois||56||30|
|1872 May 19-22||Lagrange Co., Ind.||56||39|
|1873 June 1-4||Orrville, Ohio||41||47|
|1874 May 16-19||Washington Co., Iowa||28||16|
|1875 May 16-19||Hopedale, Illinois||38||52|
|1876 June 4-7||Archbold, Ohio||30||34|
|1878 June 9-12||Eureka, Illinois||43||18|
|Author(s)||John A Hostetler|
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Hostetler, John A. "Verhandlungen der Diener-Versammlung." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 7 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Verhandlungen_der_Diener-Versammlung&oldid=85720.
Hostetler, John A. (1959). Verhandlungen der Diener-Versammlung. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Verhandlungen_der_Diener-Versammlung&oldid=85720.
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