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Rhodes Anabaptist-Mennonite Cemetery

Photo taken by Donna Birkey while visiting the cemetery in 2008. In the beginning of 2017, an association was formed for the preservation of the Anabaptist-Mennonite cemetery in Rhodes, France. It had become overgrown, some gravestones were...

Illinois Stalter Relatives Sought

Name: Priscilla (Stalter) Mendez Email: Comment: Hello, I will be visiting the Eureka area on Oct. 5,6 and 7, 2012 and will use information from your blog to help with my Family tree. Doing this is new for me but my father...

Bible of Daniel Zehr (1849 – 1942)

Peter Zehr (1818 - 1886) had four sons that grew to maturity. All four--Daniel, Peter, David, Samuel--were ordained to the ministry. Daniel's Bible is archived at the Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center in Metamora. Daniel's obituary includes, "He was...

Barbara Birki Sampler

156 year-old Sampler Surfaces and Escapes Auction Oblivion Co-authored by Donna Schrock Birkey and Donald D. Kauffman Originally published in the Fall 2003 issue (Vol. XXX, No. 3) Illinois Mennonite Heritage Quarterly (

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