Amish Origins: The Beginnings of the Hochstetler Family and Their Faith
Bare bones genealogy, if we include only the basics of names and dates, is like a dead skeleton. If we include places where important life events took place, we have added more to the bones. But to flesh out the lives of our forebears requires an understanding of the times they lived in and the significant events that affected their lives, communities and nations. This companion volume to the Michael & Mary (Gerber) Hochstetler Genealogy is intended to serve in that capacity. It provides historical background to the genealogy volume. It covers the early church through the Reformation, as well as Jacob Hochstetler's origin, emigration to America, life in Pennsylvania including the massacre, and eventual descendants. (267pp. illus. index. hardcover. Authors, 2021.)
The Michael & Mary (Gerber) Hochstetler Genealogy (item #3969) is also available.