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Herman Hostetter

Herman Hostetter was born in March 1753, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the grandson of Bishop Jacob Hostetter from Lake Constance, Switzerland. Jacob arrived in America about 1712, and was one of the founding fathers of the “Pennsylvania Dutch” Mennonite/Amish community at Lancaster.

The Mennonites have held to a doctrine of defenselessness and nonresistance since their beginnings …

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