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From: Merle C Rummel <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] another Henry Rhodes
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 06:28:57 -0500
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I wasn't aware that you had not been answered -
There was a Captain Henry Rhoads (1739-1814) who moved from Somerset Co
PA to Muhlenberg Co KY in 1784 as leader of a large company of
settlers. He was the son of Henry Roth/Rhoads (1686-1774), who was
among the first settlers in Brothers Valley (1760 - Somerset Co). The
name is often spelled Rhodes.
Austin Cooper, in Two Centuries of Brothers Valley, p162f, says that
Heinrich Roth Sr (Henry Rhodes Sr) was born in Manheim Germany, the son
of Christian Roth. In 1733, he came to America on the Ship Hope, with
Ulrich Reinhardt, whose daughters: Elizabeth, then Catherine, were
Henry's two wives. He came to the Trappe Church area, Tulpehocken
(Berks Co PA), then followed Conrad Beissel to the Ephrata Cloisters
(Lancaster Co PA) in 1742. He became a follower of George Adam Martin,
and in 1748 moved to Middletown Valley, Frederick Co MD. In 1760 he
moved to Brothers Valley.
Austin Cooper (p164) states that there was another Henry Rhodes, who
came to the New York harbor in 1723, was a Mennonite and moved to the
Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
Just guessing - I would suggest checking on the Virginia Henry Rhodes,
and his children - the Brethren and Mennonites seem to have settled in
the Valley about the same time (just prior to the Revolution -since
Virginia was a Royal Colony, and demanded obedience to the state church,
Church of England, Anglican), we have a number of Mennonites who became
Brethren. Emmert, do you know anything about this Henry Rhodes? Also,
I would have to drive in to Bethany Seminary to see the Brethren
Encyclopedia - I will try to remember to do that later today.
Merle C Rummel
> Two Dunker preachers ministered to these settlers in two
> churches, both of which were named Thessalonica. The two Dunker preachers
> were Rev. Henry Rhodes and Rev. Lorentz Linhardt (Leonhardt).
> If anyone has information about these two ministers, I would appreciate it.
> Also, I understand and would like confirmation: Neither of these Dunker
> ministers, Henry Rhodes or Lorentz Linhardt (Leonhardt), are listed in the
> Brethren Encyclopedia. Can anyone confirm that for me? Are they listed or
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