Hist. Mss. 1-888
Christian Brandt, 1782-1866
Copy Book, 1852
1 Box (Gray)
Christian Brandt was
Amish man who
came to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1818 from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
He served the Wooster (later called Oak Grove) [Amish] Church at
Smithville as a minister for many years, from about 1818-1863. See
Mennonites of the Ohio and Eastern Conference, by Grant Stoltzfus,
page 74. And see Tradition and Transition, by Paton
Yoder, pages 131 and 142.
This January 8, 1852 Copy Book came to the
Margaret Baker, Orrville, Ohio, in 1994. Baker is a descendant of
Brandt. Another one of Brandt's Copy Books, which Brandt completed
between 1843-1853 and which is similar but not the same as the 1852
Copy Book mentioned above, is housed at the Mennonite Historical
Library, Goshen College.
The Archives also holds a letter written by
Christian Graber, dated November 13, 1855. It is housed in the Samuel
Mast Collection. This letter was published in English in the Mennonite
Historical Bulletin, July 1965, page 6.
The contents of the
identified by Paton Yoder, Goshen, Indiana, and by Leonard Gross,
Archives, Goshen, Indiana. Updated by Dennis Stoesz August 2, 1999 and
March 14, 2002.
Box 1 (Gray)
1/1 Brandt’s Copy Book, 1852 (Original)
Cover (Leather bound book)
Page i [Inside front cover}: "Lasst uns die...."
Page ii "Dieses Buch gehoer dem Christian Brand,
Wayne Co., Ohio, January 8, 1852."
Page iii Blank
Page iv/v "Den geneigten Leser Mochte ich... Ihr
Zugeneigter Christian Brand"
Pages 1-113 Prose as found in
von George Yutzi... pages 1-81 in the 1853 edition.
Pages 114-162 Poetry as found in Ermahnungen von
George Yutzi... pages 171-241, in the 1853 edition.
Pages 163-189 Sermon by Dek Nadel (Mennonite
Amsterdam), based on Ephesians 2: 10 "The new
creature", August 28,
1751. [See this exact date on page 97 of the Book of Sermons, in the
Mennonite Church Collection, Archives of the
Mennonite Church; this sermon may appear in this book as well].
Page 190 Hymn, 1852 (date at bottom of page). This
hymn was often sung in Amish communities.
Page  ?
Page  Blank
Page [193-94] "Views of the poet, versified"
Page  Inside back cover, blank
Book, 1852 (Photocopy)
1/3 Ermahnungen von George Yutzi (1853
Name and Subject Tracings
Amish - Ohio (Wayne County)
Baker, Margaret (Musser)
Brandt, Christian, 1782-1866
Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio
Yutzi, George, (died ca. 1840s?)
February 9, 2004 / Posted on web by Rebecca Allen
September 16,. 2003 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S.
St., Goshen, Indiana 46526