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From: "Merle C Rummel" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Membership -Age question
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 04:49:50 -0500
> In Brethren churches in the very early 1800s, was there an age requirement
> for a person to be listed in the membership record books? Were children
> listed? At what age?
It was somewhat undefined -
It was considered that a man had to grow a beard before he considered
joining the church. Often they did not join the church till they were
married, then the couple joined together.
Merle C Rummel
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