MENNONITES IN ILLINOIS
Mennonites in Illinois. IMHGS commissioned this comprehensive history of Mennonite and Amish congregations in Illinois. It includes a brief history of Mennonite origins in Europe, establishment of congregations, and the effect of “awakening” and more recent influences of Fundamentalism and acculturation.
Author Willard H. Smith, (1900-1998) was professor emeritus of history at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, author of several books and many historical articles. He was an Illinois native whose family were among early Mennonite settlers in the state and active in the spiritual life of their community. (Herald Press, 1983) 613 pp., hard cover, jacket, $30.
Illinois Mennonite Heritage Quarterly, published since 1974, contains 20-28 pages of historical and genealogical research, stories and reminiscences. Individual copies are $5.00 each, and are included with IMHGS membership. [Membership information is located in last two paragraphs on Home page.]
Click News for a listing of leading articles in the latest issues of Illinois Mennonite Heritage Quarterly.
Visit Illinois Mennonite Heritage Twenty-FiveYear Index 1974-1998 (entitled Mennonite Heritage from 1974-1990) here indexed by Author and Subject. Illinois Mennonite Heritage Quarterly FiveYear Index 1999-2003 will soon be added. The periodical is also indexed in Genealogical Periodical Annual Index.
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