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Homecoming – The Life and Stories of Jonas B. and Barbara Swartzentruber Miller and their Children.  A major portion of the book (91 pages) deals with the life and work of Jonas (1870-1952) and Barbara (1870-1923), including their parental homes, their own home, their education as children, their participation in youth activities and dating. In adulthood, Barbara was a home maker and a frequent responder to those in need till her untimely death. Jonas was a farmer, a preacher, an editor, and was influential in the founding and ministries of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Conference. A chapter is devoted to each of their twelve children. Edited and published (2013) by two granddaughters, Gertrude Miller Slabach and Ida Marie Miller, with the support and contributions of many other descendants. 321 pages.

Price (including shipping): Hard cover $23.00; Soft cover $16.00. To order, send check, payable to Casselman Historians, to P. O. Box 591, Grantsville, MD 21536.


Triple packet compiled by James L. Yoder. This packet may be ordered from The Casselman Historians, P. O. Box 591, Grantsville, MD 21536. Enclose $10. (s/h included). It consists of:

A Glimpse into the Life of Maria Bender of Bodenhausen, Wife of Daniel Brenneman. This is a reprint of the autobiography of Leo J. Beachy, the noted photographer of Mt. Nebo near Grantsville, Maryland, and great-grandson of Maria. 28 pages.

Family Record of Daniel Brenneman of Germany and Jacob Brenneman. This is a photocopy of the handwritten copy by Samuel J. Miller, apparently taken from the Bible of Daniel Brenneman (1769-1862) and then Jacob D. Brenneman (1806-1880), consisting of two pages of handwritten birth and death dates of the families of Daniel and Jacob, two pages of typed translation by Ruth Reimer Yoder, and pictures on the back cover of the homestead of Daniel and Maria Brenneman and their tombstones.

Census records of Daniel and Maria Brenneman. Four pages, one each of 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860. This packet may be ordered from The Casselman Historians, P. O. Box 591, Grantsville, MD 21536. Enclose $10. (s/h included).

unser leit cover imageUnser Leit – The Story of the Amish
By Leroy Beachy, 2011, two volumes with slip case, nearly 1,000 pages. Contact Goodly Heritage Books, 4324 Sate Route 39, Millersburg, OH 44654-9681. Phone: 330-893-2883

Recordings of the inputs at the annual meeting of September 2011
Speakers addressed the biographical histories of the children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman. Available from Bradley Maust, 1740 Springs Rd., Apt. 2, Springs, PA 15562. Price per set (entire program): CD $10; DVD $25.


Bittinger book coverThe Bittinger, Bittner, Biddinger, and Bidinger Families and Their Kin of Garrett County, Maryland
By Wayne Bittinger, 1986. 836 pages. Order from Wayne Bittinger, 4887 Battery Lane, Apt. 32, Bethesda, MD 20814. $35.


Picture Postcards from Waldeck cover“Pictures Postcards from Waldeck: Amish Administered Estates of the 1700s and 1800s in Central Germany”
By Karl-Wilhelm Westmeier; 2012, Masthof Press; 98 pages.


Hearthside: The Life and Stories of Christian W. and Ida Hershberger Bender and Their Children
(331 pages; 8″ X 10 1/2 dimension) This is the story of Christian W. and Ida (Hershberger) Bender (1875-1962 and 1876-1945) and their family, written by their descendants. To order, send check of $32.00 per book (includes S&H), payable to and addressed to Gertrude Slabach, 4242 Cluster Springs Rd., Alton, VA 24520. Or contact: 434-579-4482 (Cell) or 434-753-1632 (Home). Be sure to include your phone number and shipping ad-dress if different from the information on your check.. The book will be shipped directly to you from the publisher. Both your phone number and address are required.

Two Centuries of the Brethren

“Two Centuries of Brothersvalley Church of the Brethren”  by H. Austin Cooper

This book is available in a page-turnable pdf version here.