We even re hashed data on Mennonite families and how they also lived.
Tunken means to dunk or immerse which is what these groups did instead of sprinkle for Baptism.
They broke away from the CHURCH 1525 due to Mass variant and not wanting to Baptize until adults. These groups still are practicing today. The live a simple life and some use no modern methods, some use a few but not much. Motors are not allowed horses are still the way of plowing and getting around with a carriage.
I do not think this is so bad a life in many ways. Imagine no phone, no lights, no gas. We would be constantly busy cutting wood and making fires to cook and stay warm in the winter and to cook in the summer. Clothing is simpler. Their quilts are beautiful and useful. Women would not be on a computer or typewriter and they would be mending, repairing, crocheting, knitting and quilting for various needs in the home and neighborhood. Done by hand no machines, needle and thread and body movement.
Cows are milked by hand.
Some allowed pictures some did not. Some did up until a certain time then they did not.
Men shaved until married then could not. Woman could not cut their hair after marriage.
Not all of these groups used these rules each had their own ideas to bind to. But they changed and changed and changed. All our groups changed but the names did not bounce so much I think.
Brethren really adjusted their names over the time period. It seemed everyone there had a family ancestor that was of these religions in earlier times. Some are still affiliated with family that is part of these groups now.
A lot was discussed and shared.
Yes, we covered some Amish earlier but they were at one time with the Mennonites and then things changed.
They changed many times in 110 years. When they came to America and settled in PA and NJ and some of the seaboard areas, staying away from the Puritans who despised them and their genial ways.
Puritans were known to hang and burn them at the stake. A pretty extreme for being a so called
Dunkards withdrew from the Church of the Brethren. They are sometimes known as the German Baptist Brethren. Founded in 1708, in Schwarzenau, Germany. They came to West Virginia after or about 1759.
They were pacifists Protestant Dissenters, very similar to Amish, Mennonite, and Moravian. They were the parent of the Old German Baptist Brethren 1882.
Dunkards got their name from the dunking 3 times for Baptism . They also wash feet at communion, and live a conservative lifestyle.
e-WV | German Dunkards
Dunkard Brethren Church
Climbing The Genealogy Tree: Dunkards
Knowing I have Brethren in my lines from VA, WVA and PA. One site even mentions them in the Carolina's.
All forms of the Anabaptist communities are: Hutterites, Amish, Dunkards, Old Order Mennonites and Apostolic Christian. They wanted to life a simple life.