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From: "Dwayne Wrightsman" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] The Irish and the Dunker...
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:14:06 -0500
Another example of "the Irish and the Dunker" would be Isham Gibson, who was
definitely not born German, who first was a Primitive Baptist, but who was
later ordained as an elder in the German Baptist Church. This was also in
the South: Tennessee and Kentucky. The frontier Brethren were more open
than the Eastern Brethren, but what is difficult to understand is how Elder
Isham Gibson communicated with his German parish in Muhlenberg, Kentucky,
during the 1820s. Did he learn German, or did the Germans already
understand English at that early time?
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From: "robert patterson" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 7:39 AM
Subject: [BRE] The Irish and the Dunker...
> Sharon Mills,
> I found Mr. Rummels information to be very useful. I could find no reason
> that my ancestor, Jonathan Patterson, could be a member of the "Dunker's
> Church", as found in Perrin's History of Kentucky. We are leaning towards
> Ulster Scot, for Jonathan's ancestry. How could he be a member, of what I
> thought was an exclusive German group? Pietist traditions...
> In the frontier small groups gathered to study and worship. They welcomed
> all neighbors and if I am understanding what Mr. Rummel tried to explain
> to me, this decision got them into hot water with the mainstream Brethren
> culture. However, it probably brought the community closer together.
> Your ancestors could also be seen in this light. Brethren and Irish.
> Robert Patterson, Jr.
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