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Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life Marker Map 1 image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life Marker Map 1
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — III — Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life
Anabaptism originated in Switzerland in 1525 during the Reformation under the leadership of Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, Georg Blaurock, and others. Most Anabaptists were later named "Mennonites" in recognition of the leadership of Menno . . . — Map (db m57138) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — IV — Centennial Memorial
The Memorial symbolizes our heritage of the Christian faith and expresses gratitude to God for His faithful leading. The Pillar directs us Godward and suggests a tower of strength. The Globe symbolizes the world populated by . . . — Map (db m57139) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — English Oak Quercus robur
The parent of this tree is the centuries old oak on the island of Chortitza near Zaparozhye, Ukraine, on the site of a Mennonite settlement dating from 1789. Acorns were gathered on the 1997 Mennonite Heritage Tour led by Harley Stucky and Oswald . . . — Map (db m57029) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — VI — Growth of This Pioneer Group
Elder Jacob Stucky and Rev. Jacob D. Goering laid the foundation for orderly church life that centered in the Immigrant House and later in the Hopefield Church, Moundridge, Kansas. After some time the group began to disperse. Today, . . . — Map (db m57144) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — In Memory of the Swiss Mennonite Congregation
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 . . . — Map (db m57149) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church 1898 to 1924
Drawing of church — Map (db m57150) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — I — Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial
This Centennial Memorial, erected in gratitude to God, commemorates the coming to America of the Swiss-German Mennonites in the Fall of 1874 from Volhynia, a former Polish province, in the present Russian Ukraine. It symbolizes the Christian . . . — Map (db m57109) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — VII — The Challenge & Hope of the Future
The Mennonites came here because of their Anabaptist vision of the Christian faith and established Christian communities. Some wept as they said farewell to Russia and later, as they saw the endless miles of raw prairie, and encountered . . . — Map (db m57145) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — II — The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites
Seventy-three families, the Mennonite Congregation of Kotosufka, left Russia on Aug. 6, 1874, under the leadership of Elder Jacob Stucky and Rev. Jacob D. Goering, at Liverpool, England. They embarked on the "City of Richmond," arriving in . . . — Map (db m57132) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Moundridge — V — Turkey Red Wheat 1874 Centennial 1974
The Mennonites brought Turkey Hard Red Winter Wheat. The seeds were carefully selected, often kernel by kernel, frequently by grandparents and sometimes with the help of children. Many Mennonite families, here and in surrounding communities, . . . — Map (db m57142) HM

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