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Subject: Re: River Brethren
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 10:29:12 EDT

Monica: Jacob (Yokeli) and Hans (John) ENGLE, brothers, founded the River
Brethren church in the 1700's in Lancaster/York Cos., PA. Jacob and Hans
originally belonged to the Mennonite church, but were unhappy with some of
the Mennonite practices and founded this new denomination. Jacob ENGLE was
the first bishop of the River Brethren. I do not believe there was any
connection to the COB. I am descended directly from Ulrich ENGLE, Jr., a
brother of Jacob and Hans. Bruce Koons

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