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From: "William Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Divideing wall in the church
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:05:16 -0500
In-Reply-To: <4B74608F.2060105@frontiernet.net>


I can't vouch for the reliability of this, but an old folk tale about one of
my Blough ancestor's, states he was tossed out of the Amish Church for
sitting on the woman's side!

Bill Thomas

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Subject: [BRE] Divideing wall in the church

I was rather taken back by the fact that a wood head high wall divided
the church with women on one side and men on the other. What was the
thinking that a wall have to be placed between the men and women. I
have thought that it was perhaps because many of the women may have had
infants that they would need to nurse during to church. Other than
that I am stumped why a wall was placed done the middle of room.
Were all Brethren churches built like this or was in just one group
that choose such separation.
Thanks, Dove


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