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  • Barbara Brubacher (1775 - 1832)
    First wife of Christian Brubaker. Fourth memorial stone in the Peter (1811) row. Adjacent to husband, Christian Brubacher. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Dec 15 2019, 23:53:49 UTC
  • Rev Samuel Kinsey (1832 - 1883)
    Samuel Kinsey (25 May 1832 – 8 June 1883) was a Christian minister and leader of the reactionary wing of the German Baptist Brethren that became the Old German Baptist Brethren. Early life Samuel K...
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    Abraham Leedy, II (1787 - 1860)
    Birth: Apr. 5, 1787 Death: Mar. 8, 1860 Abraham was born in Washington County, Maryland the son of Abraham & Catherine (Long) Leedy. He was the fifth of 10 children. On February 3, 1812 he married ...
  • Ruth Naomi Light (1918 - 1981)
    Ruth died Friday in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. She was a cafeteria worker at Annville-Cleona High School. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren; The Ladies Loyal Bible Class of the Su...
  • Anna Floy Brubaker (1920 - 2015)
    Ann F. Brubaker, of Elizabethtown, PA, died February 21, 2015 one month shy of her 95th birthday. Ann was born in Annville, PA to the late Harry B. and Minnie Kreider Longenecker. She married Pete Brub...

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.