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From: Bits & Pieces - and - The Webpage Designer <>
Subject: RE: United Brethren Church
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1986 13:51:08 -0400
Just had to comment here. I was adopted at birth. I was raised by a =
family who attend First Baptist Church. When I was shipped to my =
grandparents after the divorce, I attended Trinity United Church of =
Christ (of which I was very comfortable in).I was never baptised. When I =
married and then moved to the South, when my desire for baptism arose, I =
baptised Baptist...not because of the religion per se, but because where =
I am, there is no Trinity Church, and Baptist was were I was attending =
at the time.
3 months after Baptism, I found my birth family and found that I am =
COB...LOL..(maybe should have waitied a bit on the baptism)...but I =
still hold to the ways and beliefs of Trinity (Manchester, Carroll Co, =
MD)...Pastor Schlichter did a good job of instilling the word...
I have put my reasons for baptism in my tree, and not one of them have =
to do with being Baptist, but with believeing in Him...
And yes, my descendents will have a field day with my tree.....
From: Robert D. Harter[SMTP:]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 1997 12:31 PM
To: 'Brethren list'
Subject: Re: United Brethren Church
> If you notice, the past few weeks I have had a terrible time =
>out the lines I am researching for family burial grounds in Frederick =
>MD. The original lines were Swiss Mennonite, converted to German =
>Brethren in York Co PA. Then they come into Carroll and Frederick Co MD
>as Brethren church leaders and then go into Washington Co and are
>associated/or children marry into families of the United Brethren
>followers(of Kemp, Newcomer, Geeting, etc). It is a real mess some days
>isn't it? Then some of those go out to Montgomery, Ross, and Preble CO
>Ohio and join up with the offspring and become early Methodists in =
Some of us have even moved back east and become BAPTISTS, for goodness=20
sake! That should make it interesting for future genealogists! =
from experience, I would guess that as families migrated from one one =
to another they often tried to migrate as a group and get a church=20
established. In cases where families migrated individually or in small=20
groups of less than "critical mass" I suspect they tried to find an=20
acceptable church with which to associate. In our case, a CBA=20
(Conservative Baptist of America) church was the closest thing I could =
in this area to my upbringing in the Church of the Brethren. Most =
are not pacifists, but in the area of "sola scriptura" they are =
more conservative than is the COB.
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