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  • Private (1928 - 2011)
  • Private (1931 - 1963)
  • Leroy Garland Sargent (1909 - 1987)
    Leroy Garland Sargent was born in Custer County, Nebraska, and he passed away at this home in Beaumont, California, on December 5, 1987, at the age of 78 years. He was born on September 16, 1909 in Cus...
  • Betty Belle Sarbaugh (1921 - 2005)
    Betty B. Sarbaugh April 11, 1921-May 6, 2005 MILFORD, Ind. Betty B. Sarbaugh, 84, 505 W. Fourth St., died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Milford. She was born April...
  • John Henry Householder (1881 - 1932)
    OBITUARY : JOHN H. HOUSEHOLDER died at his home near State Line at 2:45 o'clock Thursday morning of heart trouble, aged 51 years and 5 months. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following childre...

The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination with origins in the Schwarzenau Brethren (German: Schwarzenauer Neutäufer 'Schwarzenau New Baptists') that was organized in 1708 by Alexander Mack in Schwarzenau, Germany. The Brethren movement began as a melding of Radical Pietist and Anabaptist ideas during the Protestant Reformation. The first of its churches in the United States was established in 1723. These church bodies became commonly known as "Dunkers," and more formally as German Baptist Brethren. The denomination holds the New Testament as its only creed. Historically the church has taken a strong stance for non-resistance or pacifism. It is one of the three historic peace churches, the other two being the Mennonites and the Quakers. Distinctive practices include believers baptism by trine immersion; a threefold love feast consisting of feet washing, a fellowship meal, and communion; anointing for healing; and the holy kiss.