Mount Joy, PA

Mount Joy to Kansas

1884: "In the spring of 1884, thirty-three plain dressed Pennsylvania Dutch Mennonites, thirty men and three women, boarded a train at Mr. Joy [sic Mt. Joy], Pennsylvania (1) for Leavenworth, Kansas. L. L. Beck was a member of this group." (2)

Members of this group including L. L. Beck founded the Catlin Mennonite Church near Peabody, KS.

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Reist Popcorn on Railroad in Mount Joy
2014 Oct 31 (3 #60)


1. Michael Froio, "Mount Joy on the Philadelphia Division," (2013 Oct 9; accessed 2015 Nov 22). Mount Joy, PA railroad. Link provided by Romaine Stauffer.

2. Arletta Selzer, "Incidents in and Recollections of the Life of Lemon Lehman Beck" (19__). Also (2009 Jun 14). L. L. Beck.

3. Donald I Good, "Bloucher School, Peter GC Land, Mount Joy" (60 photos: 2014 Oct 31). Also localhost/family/peo...ncaster-area/hs.html (2015 Dec 31). Halloween!

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