Jonas Stutzman

Jonas Stutzman (HMG93)

Location: Sugarcreek, OH 44681 Holmes County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 31.883', W 81° 43.345'

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"Der Weiss"

— 1-31-1788 - 10-18-1871 —

Jonas Stutzman, from Somerset County, Pennsylvania, came to this site in 1809 to clear land for farming and to build a log home for his family. He was the first permanent settler in the eastern portion of what would in 1825 become Holmes County. Jonas and his wife Magdalena Gerber Stutzman were of the Amish faith—descendants from a group of strict Protestant Anabaptists with origins in Switzerland and Holland and dating from the 16th -century Protestant Reformation. Some of their beliefs, including separation of church and state, refusal to take oaths, pacifism, and believer's baptism, were perceived as threats to the state[,] church and government. Persecuted by both Catholics and Protestants, Anabaptists migrated and some came to the New World, many at the invitation of Pennsylvania's William Penn. The Stutzmans and other early Amish pioneer setters - Millers, Hershbergers, Hochstetlers, Weavers, Masts, Troyers, and Schrocks - founded here what has become the largest Amish settlement in North America.
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HM NumberHMG93
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-38
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, German Culture Museum of Walnut Creek, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 438815 N 4486988
Decimal Degrees40.53138333, -81.72241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.883', W 81° 43.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 52.98" N, 81° 43' 20.70" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4543 Co Hwy 114, Sugarcreek OH 44681, US
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