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From: Emmert Bittinger <>
Subject: Re: Two Centuries of Brothersvalley & query
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 16:57:05 -0400
Reply from Bittinger:
There is contradictory information about Philip Kimmel. 1) the Hist. of Bedford and Somerset Counties by Koontz (1906) in describing Kimmel families in
Somerset Co., states that Philip Kimmel settled near New Market in Frederick Co., Md. where he died (p. 32).
On the other hand, Baptist Historian Morgan Edwards states that Stoney Creek Brethren Settlement was founded in 1762 when G. A. Martin brought a group of
Seventh Day Baptists (Ephrataites) to Stoney Creek. He provides a list of the people that came. It includes Philip Kimmel who had married a daughter of early
Brethren pioneer William Knepper. This list of Colonial Brethren congregations has often been reprinted, and can be found in Durnbaugh, Brethren in the
Colonial Period, p. 185.