The Resource The religious development of the early German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, John B. Frantz

The religious development of the early German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, John B. Frantz

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The religious development of the early German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
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The religious development of the early German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
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John B. Frantz
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes the difficulties encountered by early German settlers to the Shenandoah Valley in the 18th and 19th centuries. German immigrant groups, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, were often located on scattered, isolated farms, without the means to form or maintain their traditional religious institutions. Protestant sects, such as the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Mennonites, and Pietists, often lacked the numbers or financial ability to support churches or clergy. Describes the problem of itinerant, unordained preachers taking advantage of isolated communities. Comments on those immigrants who, through their increasing contact with English-speaking Scots-Irish neighbors, left the German sects for the better established English churches
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Forms part of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar collection.
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VMC
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non fiction
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The religious development of the early German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, John B. Frantz
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  • Presented at the September 15, 1996 meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar
  • Includes bibliography
Control code
64546251
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
22 [4] leaves
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"This is a work in progress. Please do not cite, quote, or reproduce without specific permission from the author."
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