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Peter Secord

Peter Secord was born Sep, 1726, in Dutchess County, NY. His great-grandfather had been Ambroise Sicard, the earliest common ancestor authentically recorded, from whom all the Canadian Secords are descended. Ambroise had been a Huguenot in France. In 1598, the Edict of Nantes had granted French Protestants certain religious freedoms, but when this edict was …

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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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