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Near Moundridge in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation

 
 
In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation Marker (front)
Inscription.  

of Kotosufka, Volhynia, Russia whose members left Russia in search of religious liberty, sixty-two families sailing on the "City of Richmond," landing in New York September 3, 1874, and in October arriving on this Quarter Sectin (S.W. Quarter Sec. 19-21-2W) which was donated by the Santa Fe Railroad Company for church purposes, and with a few more families arriving later, settled this neighborhood.

And in gratitude

to them and to our beloved country, the United States of America, which graciously granted the religious liberty sought, and to our Heavenly Father to whom we give all the honor.

Their descendants erected this monument
October 1943

Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my Name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Matthew 19,29.

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Names of the Immigrant Families

Albrecht • Dirks • Flickner • Goering • Graber • Kaufman • Krehbiel • Nachtigal • Schrag • Schroeder • Schwartz • Strausz • Stucky • Sutter
In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation Marker
Looking south along 18th Avenue toward Arrowhead Road
• Voran • Waltner • Wedel • Zerger

 
Erected 1943 by Descendants of the Swiss (Volhynia) Mennonite Immigrants.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionPeaceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 12.254′ N, 97° 35.517′ W. Marker is near Moundridge, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on 18th Avenue 0.1 miles north of Arrowhead Road, on the right when traveling north. Monument is about four miles west of Moundridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundridge KS 67107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); English Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (approx. half a mile away); Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Turkey Red Wheat (approx. half a mile away); Growth of This Pioneer Group (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundridge.
 
Also see . . .  The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Swiss Mennonite Family Names on Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. Swiss Mennonite Family Names on Congregation Marker
 
Swiss Mennonite Family Names on Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
4. Swiss Mennonite Family Names on Congregation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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