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Religious Records Research at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection


The Mennonite Church originated in Western Europe in the 1500s as offshoots of Swiss Brethren and Anabaptists, and traditionally opposed policies of the Roman Catholic Church. During the 1700s and 1800s, many Mennonites fled religious turmoil in Europe and sought freedom to practice their faith in the new World. Mennonites first arrived in Ohio in the early 1800s. They originally settled in modern-day Stark, Wayne, Holmes, and Knox counties in eastern Ohio. 

Below are lists of select archival and library materials related to the Mennonite Church, available for research at the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library. Review the catalog links below, or explore our Online Collections Catalog using a specific church name or related search terms for more information [example search terms: "Mennonites", "Mennonite Church", "Mennonites -- Ohio", "Mennonites -- Periodicals", 'Mennonites -- History"].

Archival Records

John Mouk Records. 1864-1907 [VOL 508-513]

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