Friday, November 16, 2007

Musselman Library- Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH

Many Germans who practiced the Mennonite religion located in the counties of Putnam and Allen in Northwest Ohio. The university at Bluffton was established early to educate the many people that had located in this area. The library here has a collection that is dedicated specifically to the history of the Mennonite religion in general and people that lived in the area.

The collection is know as the Mennonite Historical collection and is housed on the first floor of the Musselman Library. The collection was started in 1935 and includes many items of genealogical interest. Some items of interest are

Historical Events of the Mennonite Settlement in Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio, by P B Amstutz, 1978.

Many items related to church history are also included. Vertical files related to specific surnames are indexed and in the collection. Another interesting item is a collection of Fraktur's which document many families from all over the United States.

For more information they can be contacted at

Musselman Library
Bluffton University
1 University Dr.
Bluffton, OH 45187
Phone- 419- 358-3262

Be sure to check this excellent source for information on Mennonites in Northwest Ohio.

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