From The European History of the Swiss Mennonites from Volhynia Schrag, Martin H 1956 source web document The early Anabaptists were educated and urban–but the persecution drove them from the cities and towns to the remote and relatively inaccessible highlands and mountain fringes of the fertile areas of the Canton Bern. Here they hid and(…)
Most of our Johnson family (Johansson and Sivertsen) forebears have a long history in Scandinavia. A Political History of Denmark, Norway and Sweden- Bain The History of Nations- Norway, Sweden, Denmark The History of Sweden
Source: For access to the original article on the Henss/Rich family sect of Mennonites please visit this Rootsweb article. MENNONINTE HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY AREA by Melvin Gingerich This is a series of articles written by Melvin Gingerich, a well know Mennonite minister, and, I believe Bishop. The series was published on a weekly basis(…)
This Wikipedia article excerpt is provided in order to give a bit of historical context to the circumstances surrounding Henss and Rich family history and migrations. More history texts are available here.