New Article Posted – Josephine Yordy Schrock

New Article Posted – Josephine Yordy Schrock

The 100th Anniversary of the Mennonite Home for the Aged prompted an article about Josephine Yordy Schrock to be included in the Spring 2022 issue of Illinois Mennonite Heritage. Written by Frank Kandel and Donna Schrock Birkey (1st cousins and grandchildren of Josephine) it tells the story of Josephine’s life connections, at the beginning and at the end, entwined with that 1922 institution.

A new article about Mennonites near Munich in the early 1830s

A new article about Mennonites near Munich in the early 1830s

A new article by Herbert Holly has been added to the Articles page, under Related. It gives the story of Mennonites near Munich in the early 1830s, as taken from a document found at Staatsarchiv Munchen. Reported by Heinrich Stalter, head of the Amish Mennonite Congregation of Munich, it describes their church life in great detail. Additional text has been added in the form of footnotes, adding information about some of those named.

Surnames include Stalter, Birki, Hunzicker, Kettner, Zehr, Springer, Reggie, Müller, Schrag, Augustin, Esch, Holli, and a few others.

A New Article in Related Families

A New Article in Related Families

A new article, The Mennonite Cemetery in Gern,” has been added under the Articles: Related Families section. It tells the story of a long, lost Mennonite cemetery near Munich, Germany being discovered after many years of being hidden and mostly unknown. Thanks to Herbert Holly for sending me the article (in German), and to Sem Sutter for making the Google English translation much, much better.

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