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SATUEDAT EVENING, MARCH 6, 1880
Of Whom taucaster County lias the Most
An Old Story Very Well Ke-told.
Lancaster Correspondence of the Philadelphia
One of the most peculiar religions sects
in this country is that of the Dunkers, or
German Baptists. The members are
known by the different names of Dunkers,
Tunkers and Dunkards, the derivation of
each of these names being from the Ger
man word dunken, te dip, the name having
originally been given them as a nickname
te distinguish them from the Mennonites.
They are mere numerous in Pennsylvania
than in any ether state in the Union, and
mere numerous in Lancaster county than
in any ether county in Pennsylvania They
are widely scattcred,heweTer,and are quite
numerous in the Lebanon and Cumberland
valleys of this state, in portions of Mary
land, in the Shenandoah vallay of Vir
ginia, in southwestern Pennsylvania, and
in Ohie, Indiana. Illinois and ether West
ern states. Most of the Dunker settle
ments in the West originated through the
emigration of families from Pennsylvania,
and this may also be said of the Dunker
settlements of Virginia. Being mostly ag
riculturists, the Dunkers, in emigrating te
this country about one hundred and fifty
years age, selected the fine farming lands
of southeastern Pennsylvania, where they
have maintained a strong foothold, and
where the descendants of the first settlers
are found te-day, maintaining the same
customs and entertaining the same reli
gious beliefs as their ancestors. They
have contributed largely te the wealth and
prosperity of this country, and wherever
they have settled have added te the mate
rial interests of the section of country in
which they have made their homes. Seme
of the finest farms of Lancaster, Lebanor,
Dauphin, Yerk and Cumberland counties
are owned and by Dunkard farmers, and
where emigration te ether states has taken
place the members of this sect have inva
riably chosen the best agricultural sec
tions of these states. One of the finest
valleys of southwestern Pennsylvania,
lying along the line of West Virginia, is
known as Duukard's valley, and the creek
by which this valley is watered bears the
name of Dunkard creek. This creek rises
in West Virginia, and after entering Penn
sylvania folews an irregular course
through the southern portion of Greene
county, and after receiving a number of
tributaries, enters into the Monongahela
river. It was settled in the latter patt of
the last century by emigrants from the
southeastern portion of this state, who,
seen after the Revolutionary war, were in
duced te cress the Allegheny mountains,
and striking this line valley decided te pro
ceed no further west, but te make this
beautiful section of country their future
abiding place. The only pest-office in the
United States by the name of Dunkard is
in this valley.
Introduction of the Dunkers.
It is well settled that the society of
Dunkards, or Dunkers the latter name
being mere general than the former was
founded in the year 1708, at Schwarzcnau,
Germany, by Alexander Mack and several
followers, who were led te adept anti anti
pajdebaptist views, through the reading of
the Bible, without any knowledge of the
existence of ether Baptists. The society
had scarcely assumed organized existence
in Germany, when its members were
compelled, by persecution, te take refuge
in Helland, from which country they
emigrated te Pennsylvania in small com
panies, between the years 1720 and
1729. Their first community was estab
lished at Germantown, from whence they
spread through the counties of Montgom
ery, Berks, Chester and Lancaster, and
when in the year 1729 the emigration
of the Dunkers became general a large
number selected the Pequeaand Conestoga
valleys of Lancaster county and the fertile
lands en both side of the Susquehanna
river, west ei ueiumuia, m Lancaster,
Dauphin, and Yerk counties. Frem here
they scattered through the Lebanon,
Cumberland and Shenandoah valleys, fol
lowing the continuous limestone valleys
south of the Blue ludge. lheir number
has of late years considerably declined, in
consequence of the tendency of the
younger members te forsake the customs
and plain manners of their ancestors, just
as we find at the present day is the case in
regard te the children of the members of
the Society of Friends. The number of
Dunkers in this country was estimated at
one time at 30,000, but the present esti
mate places the number of the members
in regular standing at about 10,000,
although it is claimed by some of the
clergymen that the number of souls em
braced in the Dunker denomination is
100,000. An article in Rupp's " Religious
Denomination " states that they took for
themselves at an early day the name of
"Brethren," and by this term they still
greet each ether upon the occasion of their
animal gatherings, the terms brethren and
sisters being freely used in the church
services and daily communications.
The Church System.
Their church government is nearly the
same as that of ether Baptists, except that
every brother is allowed te exhort. When
they find a man apt te teach they cheese
him te be their minister and ordain him by
the laying en of hands, attended with fast
ing and prayer, and giving the right hand
of fellowship. They also have deacons and
deaconesses. Bishops are chosen from
among the teachers of greatest experience.
An elder among them is, in general, the
first or eldest chosen teacher m a congrega
tion which has no bishop. Their annual
meeting or "love feast," in May, is attend
ed by the bishops, teachers and
ether representatives chosen by the
different congregations. Important cases
brought before these meetings are
usually decided by a committee of five
of the eldest bishops. Their services are
frequently conducted by from three te five
ministers, one of whom will preach from a
chosen text, and be followed by the ethers
in exhortations, singing and prayer. The
ministers often proceed long distances for
the purpose of holding services. In the
nethern portion of Chester county, for in
stance, there resided for many years a dis
tinguished Dunker preacher by the name
of Jehn Pi ice, who made periodical pil
grimages te Berks, Montgomery, Lancas
ter and Lebanon counties, and, being an
eloquent exhorter, his visits were welcome
occassiens te the congregations favored,
as he invariably aroused a degree of reli
gious enthusiasm and spiritual fervor that
was surprising te the eldest members.
Rev. Jehn Price was occasionally accom
panied by his four sons Isaac, William,
Geerge, Jehn jr., who assisted in conduct
ing the services, and were also popular
preachers On the occasion of funerals
the aged preacher was in great demand for
the conducting of the services, net only
among the members of his own sect, but
by members of the Methodist, Lutheran.
Reformed and ether denominations. He
died some thirty years age,- but his sons
survived him, and are still engaged in
preaching, following during the week the
occupation of farming, and en the Sabbath
appearing before large congregations, and
conducting religious services iu accordance
with the form and doctrines promulgated
by then father and ether leading Dunker
The Dunker levefeast is an important
occasion and is held annually during either
the spring or fall, but principally in the
month of May, when the reads are in geed
condition, the weather pleasant and farm
work net pressing. Being held in rural
districts, the number of vehicles collected
together, en these annual occasions is re
markable, the attendance of people being
from 1,000 te 1,500, nearly all of whom have
come in their own conveyances. Formerly
these gatherings were held upon the farm
of some wealthy member of the congrega
tion, and the barn has been temporarily
converted into a place of worship, where
the rites of the church have been conduct
ed. Stacks of hay and large quautitiee of
grain have been required te feed the
horses, and the adjoining fields have been
crowded with vehicles. A considerable tax
was thus put upon the hospitality of the
farmer. Of late years, however, large
meeting houses have been erected in dif
ferent Dunker communities, especially
provided with every arrangement for the
holding of the Dunker levefeast. The
buildings arc usually one-story high,
with a basement, provided with a
large fire-hearth and all the con
veniences necessary for the purposes
of a kitchen. Here the soup used for
"levefeast" isprepaied, and cooking is
also done for some families who have come
long distances bringing previsions with
them, and who take their meals en the
ground. The meeting house is usually
located adjoining a grove, in which horses
can be tied and the members can partake
of their meals in picnic style. The grove
en such occasions presents the scenes
familiar te all observed at camp meetings.
The brethren provide straw and bedding,
which arc conveyed te the grounds, and as
the meetings last for two or mere days the
meeting house is provided with an attic or
garret divided into two apartments, one
for the men and one for the women. In
these apartments straw is laid down and
here the brothers and sisters sleep after
the day's services have ended. The
meals tire served either in the grove or
basement of the meeting house, according
te the weather. The men and women sit
around long tables, the " brothers " being
en one side, and the "sisters" facing
them en the ether. Bread and butter,
pics, pickles, and het eelfee containing no
sweetening, are abundantly served. The
previsions for these meals are contributed
by the members at a previous meeting,
where each tells what he intends te fur
nish, hew many leaves of bread or ether
edibles, while some prefer te give money.
Te furnish previsions would be natural te
a people of whom about 75 per cent, are
farmers, as is the case with the Dunkers.
As the brethren enter the meeting-house
te participate in the devotional exercises,
the men kiss each ether en the lips, and
the woman exchange holy kisses in the
same manner. The oft-repeated kissing is
a novel sight te the stranger unacquainted
with the peculiarities of the sect.
The " levefeast" proper is usually held
en the evening of the second day, when the
brethren may be observed carrying large
tubs of meat (boiled lamb), from which a
savory soup has been prepared. Others
may be observed carrying large tin boilers
containing soup, which is dipped into tin
pans and earthenware bowls, and the long
tables are then supplied with meat and
soup. Before partaking of the supper, the
ceremony of feet-washing is performed.
The bishop arising at his place at the table
indulges in appropriate remarks and reads
iu German the account of the feet-washing
in the gospel of St. Jehn. Four men stand
ing iu front of the bishop watch his words
closely, and when he reaches the expres
sion, "legte seine kleider ab" (laid aside his
garment), they, in imitation of Jesus, take
off their coats, and, as the Scripture
says, " lie took a towel and girded Him
self," they, or two of them, put en long
white aprons, which are then tied around
the waist. Twe then proceed te wash the
feet of the brethren and the ether two fol fel
low after and wipe. The brother whose
feet are thus waslted and wiped is then
kissed by one or both of the ministering
brethren. Upen the sisters' side of the
house the same ordinance is performed te
them by members of their own sex. After
the feet-washing there are usually pro
tracted exhortiens, and at length the fast
is broken. Frem two te four persons,
each with a spoon, eat from one pan of
soup, and then bread and meat are par
taken of, no butter or any condiments be
ing served. After the "feast" a bishop
arises at the centre of the table, and after
some remarks shakes hands with the sis
ter en his left and kisses the brother en his
right, and from brother te brother and
sister te sister, the kiss is passed around
the congregation. The last sister who has
no one te kiss gees forward and kisses the
first one with whom the bishop had shaken
hands, thus completing the chain of unity.
After the levefeast the communion is held
when bread and wine are used, the bread
being small unleavened cakes sweetened,
which are broken by one of the assistant
bishops and passed around. Devotional
exercises are conducted, consisting of sing
ing, praying and exhortations, which con
clude the ceremonies of the love-feast as
conducted by the Dunkers proper in Lan
caster and ether counties.
There is another class of Dunkers called
the " River Brethren," who originated
near the Susquehanna river, but have new
spread as far as Ohie, if net farther. A
common observer would sec very little
difference between these Brethren and the
" Old Dunkers." The River Brethren al
low all present te partake of the levefeast
or paschal supper. Seme of them have
said that the paschal supper is an expres
sion of the love of Ged te all mankind and
love toward all men constrains them te
invite all te partake thereof; but from the
Lord's Supper they exclude all strangers.
Their meetings ate usually held in private
houses, or, in summer, in the barns. Seme
of their preachers have been heard, upon
rising te speak, te declare that they intend
te say only what the spirit teaches them.
The Brinser Brethren were formed from
the River Brethren some years age, having
been thus called after an able preacher
named Matthias Brinser. They erect
meeting houses in preference te assem
bling in private houses. The question of
erecting meeting houses has, at different
times, resulted in dissensions among the
River Brethren, with whom the custom of
meeting in private houses is traditional,
dating from the times of persecution.
The Dunkers observe great plainness in
dress, like the Quakers or Friends, and
like them they neither take oaths nor fight.
They will net go te law, and until lately
the taking of interest en money was net
allowed by them. In addition te ceremo
nies described as performed at their an
nual levefeast, they anoint the sick with
oil for recovery, and use triune immersion,
with laying en of hands and prayer, even
while the person baptized is in the water.
The mode of baptism is te put the person
while kneeling head first underwater. The
ceremonies of baptism are performed in
public, usually at some mill dam. in the
vicinity of the meeting house, when large
concourses of people assemble. Several
years age a ceremony of baptism, conduct
ed by a number of Dunker preachers in a
branch of the Cocalico creek, near Rein Rein
heldsville,Lancaster county, was witnessed
by 2,500 people. Among the clergymen par
ticipating en that occasion was the Rev.
Jacob Reinhold, of Lancaster,a well-known
Dunker preacher, after whose ancestors
the village of Reinheldsville was named.
The Dunkers call their places of worship
meeting-houses, and never refer te them as
churches. Their pastors are invariably
spoken of as preachers. They believe in
general redemption, although it is net
with them an article of faith. Among
their peculiarities is their personal dress
and appearance. The men wear clothes
either of brown, black, or ether dark
color, and generally made of homespun
cloth. They wear Ions beards, and shave
the upper lip clean. Their hair is parted
in the middle, and permitted te attain a
sufficient length te be combed be
hind the ears, se as te appear in
facial resemblance like the portraits
of our Saviour found in the large
lamtiy Bibles et the present aay. The
women wear constantly upon their heads
small white caps, made of linen cloth,
which are fastened by linen strings tied in
a bow under the chin. Around their bodies
are worn white scarfs or handkerchiefs,
the ends of which are united in front at the
waist. Their dresses are of plain brown
or drab fabrics, and when they appear in
public they wear quilted bonnets of their
ewd handiwork. They are extremely sim
ple in their habits, attached te their do
mestic duties, and rarely go away from
home except te attend religious services,
or te visit among families of their own
sect. They are thus exceedingly exclu
sive, and their children being brought up
under considerable home restraint arc often
only tee anxious te leave the parental
reef after having attained the proper
age, and thus the sect, instead of increas
ing its membership, is annually diminish
ing. The Dunkers are harmless and in
offensive. Although opposed te war, they
did their share during the late war te sub
ject rebellion, and were willing te con
tribute in any manner that the govern
ment demanded, as they have always been
noted for their devotion te the government
and their law-abiding character.
The Seventh Day Baptists.
Frem the Dunker sprang another sect,
known as the " Seventh Dav Baptists. "
who believe in the observance of the
seventh day of the week as the Lord's
Day. They maintained for many years at
Ephrata, Lancaster county, a sort of mon
astic society, and the large "cloister"
buildings erected many years age, which
are still standing, are objects of great
curiosity, and are visited by hundreds of
persons every year. The founder of this
sect was Cenrad Beisscl, a native of Ger
many, who had been educated for the
ministry at Halle. When a member
in 1725 of the Dunker society at
Muhlbach (Mill creek), then in Lancaster,
but new in Lebanon county, he published
a tract te prove that the seventh day and
net the first day, was established
by Jehovah forever as the Sabbath.
This created some disturbance in the
society, and he retired te a hermit
age en the banks of the Cocalico, at the
place new known as Ephrata, where there
are residing at the present day members
of the secicy of Seventh Day Baptists
who have descended from Beissel's follow
ers. The principal settlement of this pecu
liar sect at present is at Snowhill, en the
Antietam creek, in Franklin county, Pa.
Within a year or two the Dunkers have
been making some noteworthy increases in
membership in Berks and Montgomery
counties. In Berks the principal settlement
of Dunkers is in the extreme northwestern
portion of the county, where recently two
large meeting-houses were erected, one of
them near Rehrersburg, and the ether near
Frystown, at Cresskill mills. There are
two flourishing congregations in the vicin
ity of these places, the members of which
are farmers, occupying excellent farms in
the valley of the Little Swatara creek.
During the present week the Dunker con
gregation of East Coventry, Chester county,
have been holding a series of meetings in
Keystone hall, Pottstown, Pa., with great
success, for the purpose of iticreasing the
interest in their mode of worship. These
meetings were addressed by Rev. J. P.
Hetrick and ether clergymen, and have
resulted in additions te the membership of
CUISA. ASH OLASSWAKE.
AUEEXSWAItE! (JUEENSWARE ! !
Housekeepers, new is your time for
ODD AND DAMAGED WARE sold at Sacri
fice, and all ether goods at Reduced Prices ler
a short time only, at
HIGH & MABTIN,
Ne. S East King Street.
WALL l'Ak'ERS, Jte.
PHARES W. FRY,
Ne. 57 NORTH QUEEN ST.,
We are better prepared te meet the wants et
the people than any season heretofore, as our
New store is larger than the old one. which en
ables us te carry a mere extensive line of
Our room is filled with the Choice Goods for
the Spring, and has all the Novelties, from the
Lewest Grade of Paper Hangings te the most
expensive in Dark and Medium Celers for
Parlors, Halls, Dining Reems. &c.
In Window Shades we are prepared te meet
any demand. Plain Goods by the yard in all
Celers and Widths.
In Six and Seven Feet Lengths. Fixtures of
Measures et Windows taken and Shades
hung in first-class manner, Cornice Poles for
Lace Curtains and Lambrequins, Gimp Rands,
Iu connection with our line wc handle
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Orders taken and Glasses made of every de
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wm. p. frailey's
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MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
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All work guaranteed and satisfaction given
In every particular.
N. B. Remember, works at the extreme end
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Fancy Dade ana Eoeny Sifles
Have achieved the most noted success of
any Medicines of Modern Times.
Messrs. Weeks & Petter have never denhtil
the specific properties of Ccticura. Ccticura.
Reselvent and Cuticcra Soai for the speedy,
permanent and economical cure of Humors of
the Bleed. Skin and Scalp. They are, however,
astonished at their universal success; for it
was te be expected that in the hands or some
they would tail solely from spasmodic or igno
rant use of them.
They are unable te say without fear of con
tradictien that no remedies ever achieved in
the short space or one year the number of won
derful cures performed by the Ccticura Rbx
edies. salt rheum;
Cevering the Bedy for Ten Years. Perma
Law Office of Ciias. Houeuto.v.
17 Congress Street, Bosten, Feb. iJ, 1878.
Messrs. Weeks ft Petter: Gentlemen. I feel
it a duty te inform you, and through you all
who are interested te knew the tact, that a
most disagreeable and obstinate cae of Salt
Rheum or Eczema, which has been under my
personal observation from its first appearance
te the present time, about ten (111) years,
covering the greater portion of the patient's
bed j- and limbs with its peculiar irritating and
itching scab, and te which all the known meth
ods of treating such disease has been applied
without benefit, has completely disappeared,
leaving a clean and healthy skin, under a few
days of preluse application of Cuticura.
1 can and de heartily advise all similarly af
flicted te try the remedy which has been se ef
fectual in this case.
Very truly yours, I
And Dyspepsia Treated by 'the Reselvent
Gains 5 1-3 pound en One Bettle.
Gentlemen: I have had Liver Complaint and
Dyspepsia, with running sores en the side of
my neck, for ten years. Doctors did me no
geed I have been spending for eight years
and it did no geed. Everything I ate distress
ed me. I get reduced from 17U te 132 pounds.
At last I tiled the Reselvent and it helped me
right en", and en the bottle I gained five and
one-half pounds. It is doing the business, and
I am going for it strong.
Yours truly, JOHN ROY.
414 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111., Nev. 15, i87S.
Nete. Cuticura is admirably assisted in
cases et extreme physical weakness, or when
the virus of Scrofula is known te lurk in the
system, by the internal use or the Cuticura
Reselvent, without doubt the most powerful
bleed purifier and liver stimulant in the world.
Cuticura Seap is an elcirant toilet and medic
inal assistant te Cuticura iu the treatment or
all external ailments. Fer chapped hands,
rough skin and tan, sunburn, and the lesser
skin troubles it is indispensable; us u soap ter
the toilet, the nursery and bath it is the most
elegant, refreshing and healing before the
These great remedies succeed where all
ethers heretofore iu ue fail because they pos
sess new and original properties never before
successtully combined in medicine.
The Cuticura Remedies are prepared by
Weeks & Petter, Chemists and Druggists, .'UiO
Washington street, liosten, and are ter sale by
all druggists. Price of Cuticura, small boxes,
"0 cents ; large boxes, containing two and one
half times the quantity et small, $1. Reselvent,
$1 per bottle. Cuticura Seap, ' cents per cake ;
by mail. 30 cents : three cakes 75 cents.
In the Annihilation et
Pain and Inflammation.
FIFCTMfiin the Vitalizalien el
utviam iV.i, PnrjilvauHl. mill
Pt isvrtlfi Painful Nervous Purts
tltfim and Organs, in the Cur
ing of Chronic Weakness of the Lungs, Heart,
and Kidneys, in the Absorption of Poisons
from the llloed through the Peres, and the Pre
vention of Fever and Ague, Liver Complaints,
Malarial and Contagious Diseases, they are
wonderful. Get the genuine.
AX'S KIDNEY PAD.
The enlv cure for Diabetes. Gravel. Dropsy.
Bright's Disease, Pain in the Rack, Inability te
Retain or Expel the Urine, Catarrh of the lllad
der. Affections or the Spine, and Diseases et
the Kidney, Bladder and Urinary Organs. It
avoids internal medicine; is comfortable te
the patient; certain in its effects. Sold by all
druggists or sent by mail en receipt of price,
$2.00. Day's Kidney Pad Company, Teledo,
Ohie. AN DREW G. FREY.
Distributing Agent ler Lancaster County.
Agency, corner North Queen and Orange
Streets, Lancaster Pa. aprl!Myd
(A Medicine, net a Drink,)
HOPS, BUCHU, MANDRAKE,
and the purest and best medical
qualities el all ether Bitters.
They Cure All Diseases et the
Stomach. Bowels. Bleed, Liver,
Kidneys and Urinary Organs,
Nervousness. Sleenlessness and
HOP csPecially Female Complaints.
ERS W.OOO IN.GOLD
will be paid ler any case they will
itin not'cure or help, or for anything
I'ijk impure or injurious found in
LliS them. Ask your druggist for Hep
.. Bitters, ami try them before you
iiff sleep. Take no ether. Hep Cough
I'JA. Cure is the sweetest, safest and best.
-ltS Ask Children. The Hed Pad for
.. Stomach, Liver and Kidneys is su- -.
JIOl tierler te all ethers. Ask Drujrirists. I'O
X. I. C. is un absolutely and irre- !?
Mislililn fnri fnr Drunkenness 111. EKb
no opium, tobacco and narcotics.
senu ier circular. AiiaDOVesem "X
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THE ONLY REMEDY
that acts at thx bajib time ex K-W
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K-W Because we allow these great or
gans te become clogged or torpid,
K-W and poisonous humors are there
fore forced into the bleed that
K-W should be expelled naturally.
KAr KIDNEY WORT
Biliousness, l'iles, Constipation,
Kidney Complaint, Urinary
Diseases, Female Weak
nesses, and Serveus
by causing free action of these or
gans and restoring their power te
threw off disease.
Whv Suffer Bilious Pains and
. Aches T Why tormented with Piles
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.. ever Disordered kidneys ? Why
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. Why have sleepless nights T .
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-j. .. In health. It Is a dry .vegetable com-
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six quarts ei meuicine. uet it ei .- . v-
your Druggist, tie wm eruer it ier "
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