Mennonite Churches of Conemaugh Township

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<center>MENNONITE CHURCHES</center>
There are three Mennonite churches in the township. Many years ago the people of this denomination worshiped in a log building in the southern part of the township, not far from the spot where the present church stands.

Jacob and Samuel Blough were the first Mennonite ministers in the township.

The present house, a frame building, 40 x 48 feet, was erected about 1859 at a cost of about one thousand dollars. The present membership is about eighty.

The second of the Mennonite churches is a frame structure, situated in the western part of the township. It was built at a cost of about one thousand dollars. The present membership is about eighty.

The third, situated in the eastern part of the township, is also a frame building, and cost about seven hundred dollars. This, too, has nearly eighty members.

The ministers of the churches are Jonas Blough, Joseph and Samuel Gindlesperger, and Cyrus Hershberger.

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset &amp; Fulton Counties, PA; 1884)