Historian Bulletins 1989-2019

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1989

The Historian, January 1989
The Historian [its purpose]

The Historian, April 1989
A letter from Iowa to Elk Lick [J. S. Beachy]

The Historian, July 1989
Old Order Historical Group Meets Annually

The Historian, October 1989
A Letter of 1893 [Joel J. Miller]


1990

The Historian, January 1990
1870 Letter from Amish Youth [Joseph P. Brenneman]

The Historian, April 1990
1837 Letter of Benedict Miller

The Historian, July 1990
Historical Stories by Schrock [Alta E.]
Tidbits from The Budget [Elmer S. Yoder]

The Historian, October 1990
Faith and Folklore Emphasized at Annual Meeting
Stories by Schrock [Alta E.]


1991

The Historian, January 1991
Across the Ohio River

The Historian, April 1991
The State of Jacob’s [Yockley Miller] Estate

The Historian, July 1991
The Peter Leibundgut Journal

The Historian, October 1991
Joel Beachy on the Ban


1992

The Historian, January 1992
The Yoders: The Name and Early Settlements in Switzerland
A Vistor’s Travel Log

The Historian, April 1992
Prominent Pre-Anabaptist Joders in Switzerland

The Historian, July 1992
Yost Joder – The Anabaptist

The Historian, October 1992
The Yoders of Yetterstadt


1993

The Historian, January 1993
Back to Rehseifen

The Historian, April 1993
Hermann Bender – Renter at Homrighausen

The Historian, July 1993
Daniel Bender of Langendorf

The Historian, October 1993
The Family of Daniel Bender


1994

The Historian, January 1994
The Church of the Daniel Bender Family in the Late Eighteenth-Early Nineteenth Centuries
Hermann Bender and the Contract

The Historian, April 1994
Impressions of Amish History Gleaned on Tour
Another Amish Tri-centennial Year

The Historian, July 1994
Perspectives of an Amish Historian [Leroy Beachy]
Bitschi-Miller Cemetery Project
Amendment Proposed to Constitution of the Historians

The Historian, October 1994
Annual Meeting on 1960’s A Success
Background Dynamics of the Amish Movement


1995

The Historian, January 1995
The Origins of the Early Amish Movement (Part 1)

The Historian, April 1995
The Origins of the Early Amish Movement (Part 2)
The Täuferversteck

The Historian, July 1995
Dynamics of the Amish Movement Since The Division of the 1690’s

The Historian, October 1995
Peter Bitschi I and Family – Who Were they?
Virgil Miller – My Experience in Researching the European Beachy Family


1996

The Historian, January 1996
Peter Bitschi II (1753-1832) and Children: Anna, Catherine, Jonas, and Lydia (Part I)

The Historian, April 1996
Peter Bitschi II (1753-1832) and Children: Anna, Catherine, Jonas, and Lydia (Part II)

The Historian, July 1996
Abraham Beachy (1754-1833) and Family
Anna Beachy – The Only Daughter of Peter Bitschi I

The Historian, October 1996
Children of Peter Beachy II: Peter III, Abraham, John, and Christian
Children of Peter Beachy II: Moses, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Barbara


1997

The Historian, January 1997
The Grandchildren of Abraham Beachy or The Children of Peter A. Beachy
Biography in Obituary [John W. Beachy]
The Beachy House in Wichita
By Train to Illinois

The Historian, April 1997
From The Netherlands to The Casselman Valley – Notes on the Influence of an Old Confession of Faith

The Historian, July 1997
Menno Simons and the Dortrecht Confession of Faith

The Historian, October 1997
Church History in the Summit Mills Area (Part 1)


1998

The Historian, January 1998
Church History in the Summit Mills Area (Part 2)

The Historian, April 1998
Places of Hochstetler History

The Historian, July 1998
Hochstetler House Destroyed
John Miller Sr. (c. 1730-1798) – Focus of Historians’ Meeting 1998

The Historian, October 1998
The Children of John and Magdalena Miller (Part I)
The Lord’s Prayer – As Jacob Hochstetler’s Prayer and Ours


1999

The Historian, January 1999
Historical Marker Placed at Miller’s Choice
The Children of John (c. 1730-1798) and Magdalena ( ? – 1817) Miller (Part II)

The Historian, April 1999
The Children of John and Magdalena Miller (Part III)

The Historian, July 1999
Hearing the Hershberger Story
The Tree and a Branch

The Historian, October 1999
The Hershbergers (Part I) – An Anabaptist Family Rooted in the Reformation in Basel


2000

The Historian, January 2000
The Hershbergers (Part II) – The Immigrations of an Amish Mennonite Family

The Historian, April 2000
The Family of John and Veronica Hershberger

The Historian, July 2000
Historians to Focus on the Miller History in Annual Meeting
Original Flier from The Alvin J. Miller Collection
Reflections on the Life and Passing of Alvin J. Miller
Tribute to a Local Historian: Catherine J. Miller
A Wish I Had Been There – A Professor in Underwear

The Historian, October 2000
Jacob Miller (1754-1835) – The Move to and Life in Tuscarawas County, Ohio


2001

The Historian, January 2001
The Life and Times of Benedict Miller as a Community Leader
Benedict’s Children (Part I)

The Historian, April 2001
Jacob Miller – From Berks County to Somerset County
Benedict’s Children (Part II)

The Historian, July 2001
The Life and Times of Benedict Miller as a Church Leader
Conference Sessions Attended by Benedict Miller
Joel B. Miller (1811-1885)

The Historian, October 2001
History of the Amish Mennonites in The Forks of Garrett County, Maryland
Pioneers Impersonated (Installment I) [John Beachy]


2002

The Historian, January 2002
From Germany to America – The Immigrants in the Forks of Garrett County, Maryland
Pioneers Impersonated [Tobias Yoder – Christian Orendorf – John V. Tice
Obituaries – Tobias Yoder, Mary (Hochstetler) Yoder, Joel Orendorf, Sarah (Beachy) Tice
Woher Kommt Es? [By Sarah Tice, published 1915, translated]

The Historian, April 2002
The Community Bond in the Forks
In Remembrance – Alta Elizabeth Schrock (1911-2001)
Pioneers Impersonated (Installment III) – [Moses Schrock – Lewis Beitzel – Christian Selders, Jr.]
Obituraries: Catherine (Beachy) Schrock, Moses Schrock, Lewis Beitzel, Christian Selder, Jr.]

The Historian, July 2002
The Message of the Cemeteries
Pioneers Impersonated (Installment IV) – [Joel Bender and Benjamin Ash, Daniel D. Brenneman
Obituaries – Joel W. Bender, Catharine (Hochstetler) Bender, Delilah Bender, Daniel D. Brenneman, Susanna (Beachy) Brenneman
Two Settlers: Jacob D. Brenneman and Joseph J. Swartzendruber

The Historian, October 2002
Amish Mennonite Migration from Europe to America in the 18th Century
Casselman River Amish-Mennonite Settlers in the Late 1700s – Part I: Beeghley, Livengood, Folk, and Gnagey Settlers.
Pioneers Impersonated (Installment V) – Peter Opel
Obituary – Peter Opel


2003

The Historian, January 2003
Early History of the River Church
Casselman River Amish-Mennonite Settlers in the Late 1700s – Part II: Rhoads, Olinger, Christner, Forney, Borntrager Settlers

The Historian, April 2003
Jacob (Yockley) Miller – Minister or Bishop?
In a Covered Wagon with a Baby

The Historian, July 2003
The Casselman Valley as the Early Settlers Found It
The Ministerial Status of Jacob (Yockley) Miller
By the Way [on Moses Beachy, Ohio, and others]

The Historian, October 2003
Overview of Our Heritage
The Meeting that Wasn’t
Only Once Since 1984


2004

The Historian, January 2004
The Preachers’ Tables

The Historian, April 2004
A Home for the Archives
Archival Acquisitions
Archival Collections
Albert’s Autobiography (Part I)

The Historian, July 2004
Albert’s Autobiography (Part II)

The Historian, October 2004
Notes on the Family of Jacob Mast, Immigrant of 1737
The Spiritual Heritage of the Masts/Mausts
Last Will and Testament of Jacob Mast (1705-1772)
Mast/Maust Trivia
Albert’s Autobiography (Part III)


2005

The Historian, January 2005
The Masts Who Moved to Ohio
History of the Flashlight
The Tragedy of 1868
Jacob Mast as Bishop
A Home for the Archives

The Historian, April 2005
The Masts Who Stayed in Somerset County and Life on Negro Mountain
The Will of Joseph Maust (1764-1846)
That “Certain Lot of Woodland” in Ohio
A New Mast History
The Mast-Hochstetler Connection
From a Reader – Jacob Mast Identified

The Historian, July 2005
Benedict Miller in Hard Times (Part I)
The Archives Building Project

The Historian, October 2005
The Keims in Europe and Berks County, Pennsylvania
John Keim’s Land Warrant
The Will of John Keim (c. 1675-1753)


2006

The Historian, January 2006
Keim History Documents
Building Fund Growth Via Talents in Action
Nicholas Keim’s Family
Veronica Stutzman, DBH 12445, Granddaughter of Jacob Hochstetler

The Historian, April 2006
The New Archives Building
Nicholas Keim Progeny – Their Migrations to the Mid-West
Bus Tour to Davidsville
The Amish Mennonites of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
More on the Keim Barn

The Historian, July 2006
The New Archives Building
Fund Raising Continues
Ground Breaking Ceremony, Address at
In Retrospect: Pappy Keim

The Historian, October 2006
The Causes of the American Revolution
The Building Fund and Project
Why Did You Do It? – Interview with Kenneth Yoder


2007

The Historian, January 2007
The [Revolutionary] War, Native Americans, and Christian Missions
Archives Building Project

The Historian, April 2007
Issues of Conscience for the Peace Churches in the Revolutionay War Period
The Building Project

The Historian, July 2007
Peace Church Responses to Revolutionary War Issues

The Historian, October 2007
Benedict Miller in Hard Times – Part II


2008

The Historian, January 2008
Who was Catherine Miller, Wife of John J. Miller
The Mennonite boy Converted – Adam Miller

The Historian, April 2008
Five Unpublished Letters of Harvey Hostetler
Tally of Ordination Votes (Benedict Miller ordination)

The Historian, July 2008
Reading “The Mennonite Boy Converted” as History
Excerpts from “Hostetler, or the Mennonite boy Converted”
The 1901 Obituary of Adam Miller
Other References to Adam Miller: ‘Father of German Methodism”
Anson G. Horner on John J. Miller and Adam Miller

The Historian, October 2008
Savilla (Beachy) Miller – Her Family and Friends


2009

The Historian, January 2009
Nicholas and Veronical (Stutzman) Keim and Their Descendants
Nicholas and Veronica (Hochstetler) Keim and Their Descendants
Nicholas and Catherine (Eash) and Their Descendants

The Historian, April 2009
The Life of Leander Keim
Keim Lineage in Europe and America
Keims Who Stayed in Somerset County
Obiturary Extracts: John Keim, Henry Keim, David H. Keim.
Back Issues – Article Titles

The Historian, July 2009
Ninteteenth Century Song Books of the Amish Mennonites of the Casselman Valley.
Traditional Amish Tunes Set to Musical Notation.
Letter from Joel J. Miller to J. F. Schwartzendruber


2010

The Historian, January 2010
The Casselman River Amish Mennonite Church of the Early Nineteenth Century

The Historian, April 2010
Amish Mennonite Immigrants of the Second Wave in the Casselman Valley: A Biographical List

The Historian, July 2010
Amish Mennonite Immigrants of the Second Wave in the Casselman Valley (2nd Installment)
Immigrant Writings – Joseph Kinsinger, Jacob Swartzendruber, Lewis Beitzel

The Historian, October 2010
The Amish Mennonites in Waldeck and Oberhessen, Germany, in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century – Part I. The Amish Mennonites and the Monarchs


2011

The Historian, January 2011
Part II: The Amish Mennonites and Immigration.

The Historian, April 2011
Part III: The Amish Mennonites and Pietism

The Historian, July 2011
Persecuted for Their Faith: marginal Notes on the Anabaptist Presence in the Principality of Waldeck in the 18th
Hannes (John) Gingerich, Singner of the 1837 Amish Discipline – Who and Where Was he?
Placing Items under Seal in the Archives of the Casselman Historians
Cemetery Maintenance Plans of the Casselman Historians

The Historian, October 2011
Biographical Sketches of the Children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman — Jacob


2012

The Historian, January 2012
Biographical Sketches of the Children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman
Maria (Brenneman) Beachy1809-1891 – Gerry Beachy
Excerpts from Leroy Beachy – An Overview of “Unser Leit…The Story of the Amish – Kevin D. Miller

The Historian, April 2012
Biographical Sketches of the Children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman
Anna (Brenneman) Yutzy (1811-1840) – Timothy Yoder
Catherine (Brenneman) Miller (1813-1870) – Kenton Yoder
John Brenneman (1815-1816) –
The Titanic (poem) – Jonas B. Miller

The Historian, July 2012
Biographical Sketches of the Children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman
Elizabeth (Brenneman) Keim (1816-1819) – By the editor
Magdalena (Brenneman) Yutzy (1819-1863) – Timothy Yoder
Christian B. Brenneman (1821-1898) – Corby Graber
Daniel D. Brenneman (1824-1918) – William (Chub) Brenneman
Barbara (Brenneman) Swartzendruber (1827-1895) – Corby Graber

The Historian, October 2012
“Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman: Their Background in Germany,” by David I. Miller
Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman: Their Residency in America – James L. Yoder
Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman: Related Excerpts from Leroy Beachy – James L. Yoder, Compiler


2013

The Historian, January 2013
Early Amish Settlement in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania –Zelda Yoder
Early Amish Immigration: From Somerset to Mifflin County – Betty Hartzler|
The Emigrants from the Casselman Valley to the Big Valley: From Where in Somerset County? – James L. Yoder
Brenneman Family Register (From Bible of Daniel Brenneman (1769-1842; copied by Samuel J. Miller)

The Historian, April 2013
A People on the Move: Part I — Amish Migration from the Casselman River to the Sugar Creek, by Henry Erb

The Historian, July 2013
Hermann Bender at Homrighausen, by Karl Wilhelm Westmeier
Who Was Jung-Stilling?
Correspondence Between Wittgenstein Counts and Amish Farmers, by David I. Miller

The Historian, October 2013
A People on the Move: Part II – Amish Migration from Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to Holmes County, Ohio 1809-1814, by Henry Erb


2014 

The Historian, January 2014
From Where in Somerset County to Where in Ohio?, by David I. Miller
Early Immigrants from Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties, Ohio, 1809-1814, compiled by David I. Miller in consultation with Henry L. Erb
Biographical Comments and Sources

The Historian, April 2014
THE LUSTGÄRTLEIN’S1 GUIDES FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING By Karl W. Westmeier
Lust-Gärtlein 1727

The Historian,  July 2014
The Unveiling of Hearthside, by Lowell Bender
Hearthside Excerpt: “Memories” of Christian W. & Ida Bender by Oldest Grandson Philip Bender, b. 1923

The Historian, October 2014
The 19th Century Amish Mennonite Church in America As Seen Through the Writings of Bishop Jacob Swartzendruber (1801-1868) [Part 1], by Ryan D. Graber



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2015  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2015 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2015
The 19th Century Amish Mennonite Church in America As Seen Through the Writings of Bishop Jacob Swartzendruber (1801-1868) [Part 2], by Ryan D. Graber

The Historian, April 2015
Revver Pap’s Epistles, by David I. Miller
In Memoriam: Paul H. Yoder (1921-2015)

The Historian,  July 2015
Revver Pap and the Folks in Midland, by David I. Miller
The Letter of July 3, 1893 (Letter from Samuel J. Beachy)

The Historian, October 2015
The Casselman Valley in the Late 1700s, by Kenton E. Yoder


2016  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2016 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2016
The Early Amish Settlers in the Casselman Valley: Who Were They? By James L. Yoder
Names of Amish Mennonites Identified in the U.S. Census, Compiled by James L. Yoder

The Historian, April 2016
The Amish and Mennonite Churches in the Casselman Valley in the Late 1770s – Part I, by David I . Miller

The Historian,  July 2016
The Amish and Mennonite Churches in the Casselman Valley in the Late 1770s – Part II, by David I . Miller
JOHN J. MILLER (ML231) (1778-1863) WAS AN IMMIGRANT
Amish Settlers in the Casselman Valley 1772 to 1785: Arranged Chronologically by Estimated Year of Arrival, compiled by David I. Miller
Amish Settlers in the Casselman Valley 1786 to 1800 Chronological by Estimated Year of Arrival
LIVING ON THE FRONTIER, by Richard I. Yoder

The Historian, October 2016
The Berks Amish Community at the Time of Emigrations to Present-Day Somerset County, by Paul S. Kurtz


2017  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2017 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2017
The Amish Church in Greater Berks County in the 1700s, by Isaac L. Beiler
Early Berks County Amish Residents
The Letter of May 20, 1718

The Historian, April 2017
THE BERKS COUNTY AMISH AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by S. Duane Kauffman

The Historian,  July 2017
THE CASSELMAN VALLEY – ITS PLACE IN AMISH MENNONITE HISTORY, Bennie C. Yoder
Cross-Denominational Marriages in Amish Mennonite History in the Casselman Valley
Historic Houses at Spruce Forest Village

The Historian, October 2017
The 1810 Tragedy at Summit Mills Revisited, by Daniel E. Hochstetler
Historiography and Premise, by Daniel E. Hochstetler
New Casselman Historians Web Site & Address


2018  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2018 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2018
Glimpses into the Casselman Valley Amish Church Experience of 1800 to 1825: Part I, by David I. Miller

The Historian, April 2018
Early Buildings and a Bridge in the Casselman Valley, by David I. Miller
Hochstetler Family Gathering
A Book to Buy and Read (Homecoming: The Life and Stories of Jonas B. and Barbara Swartzentruber Miller and their Children)

The Historian, July 2018
Casselman Valley Amish Immigrants–Who Was Swiss?, by David I Miller
In Memory of Karl Wilhelm Westmeier

The Historian, October 2018
Anabaptist Deportation Down the Rhine–1711, by James W. Lowry
Documents of Brotherly Love as Original Sources, by David I. Miller


2019  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2019 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2019
The Farmer and the Pietist, by David Swartz
Selected Documents of the Berleburg Papers, compiled by David I. Miller
Contract Between Herman Bender and Count Casimir: Berleburg Document 9 – July 16, 1731
Access to Woodland Pasture: Berleburg Document 17 – July 24, 1735
Wildlife Damage to Crops: Berleburg Document 18 – July 25, 1735

The Historian, April 2019
Daniel Kinsinger’s Memorial Stone and Related Findings, by David I. Miller

The Historian, July 2019
1919: The Setting From Which the Casselman Valley Churches Thought About and Responded to Relief Needs Before There Was an MCC, by David I. Miller

The Historian, October 2019
The Life of Alvin J. Miller (1893 – 1981), by Phyllis Swartz


2020  [members & subscribers: Click link here to access 2020 articles (email Alice or Kevin in “Contacts” tab above for the password)]

The Historian, January 2020
Opening the Door for Relief to Russia: The Role of Alvin J. Miller, by Lowell Bender
Opening the Door for Relief to Russia: Schedule of Events — 1921
From Warehouse to the Hungry in The Volga (excerpt from Feeding the Hungry)