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  • Reverend Jacob Rider (1804 - 1883)
    Elected to ministry. (White Oak Church of the Brethren). One of three original ministers of Chiques Church of the Brethren when it divided from White Oak in 1868. Ordained in 1875 ( Chiques). Bishop of...
  • Jacob Neff (1697 - 1751)
    ID: I12658 Name: Jacob Neff 1 Sex: M Birth: 1685 or 1697 per some sites in Dühren, Ansbach, Bayern, Germany Religion: Menonites..Church of the Brethern BEF 1735 Death: 21 MAR 1751 in Frederick, Marylan...
  • Elizabeth Zug Wenger (1863 - 1951)
    24 Oct 1951: Mrs. Lizzie, Zug Wenger, 87 years old, died at the home of her son, Herman W. Wenger, Annville R. D. 2, at 11:10 p. m., Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Her late husband, Samuel B. Wenger,...
  • Roy S Wenger, Sr (1930 - 2011)
    Roy S. Wenger Sr., 81, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Helen R. (Sebastian) Wenger to whom he would have been married 62 years on August 13. Born in...
  • David Miller (1788 - 1842)
    "David Miller, Sr., was born in Virginia and grew to manhood in Ohio, where he was also elected to the ministry. About 1817 he settled near Hagerstown [Indiana], where he became the first minister and ...

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.