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From: "Dan Flyger" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] [BRE) Brethren churches names
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:17:58 GMT
There's a sizable Dunkard group at Dallas Center, IA. I believe they have both a Grace Brethren and COB churches as well. They also have a fair sized congregation of River Brethren.
From: "Wayne Lucore" <>
Sent 9/28/2011 9:41:01 AM
To: "Wayne Lucore" <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] [BRE) Brethren churches namesIn my last email I meant to add this add'l info
The Dunkard Brethren Church isn't just located in Quinter, KS. I have be
en to another Dunkard Brethren Church in Modesto, Calif. Modesto also ha
s a large Old German Baptist Brethren colony, (hosts some of their annual m
eetings), and a large Church of the Brethren.
From: Wayne Lucore
From: gale honeyman <>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 1:41 AM
Subject: [BRE] Henry Colclesser
Early in his life, your Henry would have been a member of the Dunker church
as we were unofficially called by the outside world. In 1836 Annual Meet
officially gave us our first name, Fraternity of German Baptists. This n
was in effect until 1871 when Annual Meeting renamed us German Baptist
Brethren. These were the names your grandfather would have been familiar
with. The Old Order Brethren as you mention were not organized until 188
under the official name of Old German Baptist Brethren, often referring to
themselves as Old Orders. There has never been an official group named O
Order Brethren within the 1708 Schwarzenau Brethren unbrella.
Just to elaborate a little and to ask about the Dunkard Brethren Church whi
ch wasn't mentioned.
When I first went to Quinter, Gove Co, KS it was interesting to learn that
there were 3 different churches in Quinter - First: The Church of the Breth
ren first organized in 1885-1886 (presumably then called German Baptist Bre
thren), Second: The Big Creek German Baptist Church (Old Order Branch
) founded officially in 1891, and the Dunkard Brethren Church which split o
ff from the Church of the Brethren in 1928 mostly through the efforts of Re
v. L. I. Moss who came to Quinter from Ohio where the Dunkard Brethren orig
The above information comes from the book "History and Heritage of Gove Cou
nty, KS - A Bicentennial Project of the Bicentennial Commission and the Gov
e County Historical Society.
My wife, Eula Wolf (1925-1997) and her parents belonged to the Church of th
e Brethren, who left the OGBB Church in 1928, while her grandparents were s
plit - father's side still belonging to the OGBB and mother's side members
of the Dunkard Brethren..
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