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Miscellaneous Brethren Bodies

As mentioned this site (and work previously completed) was established as a concerted effort to update the entries for ministers and congregations as published in The Brethren Encyclopedia (©1983).  To that end each of the contributing editors has utilized records as diverse as newspapers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, almanacs and yearbooks of the German Baptist Church, the Church of the Brethren and the Brethren Church, district and congregational histories and, finally, any other information that could be documented.  This is not saying that infrequently "best guess" research was not utilized.  When so used the argument as to the veracity of the data was discussed and a decision by concensus was arrived at.

Mr. Dennis D. Roth, a resident of Washington...

Mr. Gale E. S. Honeyman, is a resident of Ohio, founding member, vice-chair of the board of directors and volunteer with the Brethren Heritage Center in Brookville, Ohio, charter member of The Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists and member of the historical board of the Southern District of Ohio of the Church of the Brethren.  He is a member of the Church of the Brethren, with ancestry in the church reaching back more than two hundred fifty years.  A lecturer and author of The History of Laura, Ohio (©1977); The House of Spittler-Spitler (©1977); Descendents of John and Susanna (Ulrich) Deeter (©1994); Descendents of Thomas and Elizabeth (Smith) Plummer (©2003 and ©2006); and contributer to numerous authors for their genealogical publications.

Mr. A. Wayne Webb, a resident of New Jersey and past editor of Brethren Roots, was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  While not a member of the Church of the Brethren he has taken an active interest in his heritage and the preservation of it.  To that end he has long been an advocate of digital preservation of Brethren periodicals, no matter the denomination, and has amassed the expertise and training to facilitate these goals.  Early on it was at his behest and forward looking view that a digital project involving the various branches of the German Baptist Brethren church, both religous and higher-education institutions was begun.  He has now directed his attentions to ensuring that the highest standards of digital preservation are utilized.  His Brethren heritage is the Arnold family of Frederick County, Maryland and the Howard family of York County (later of Bedford and Indiana counties), Pennsylvania.

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