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History Fact #18
Half of the German immigrants had double given names (Hans Josef Kauffman, for example), but the Anabaptists shunned that practice, considering it a form of pride.
Just tuning in? Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
- Fact 1: Germantown
- Fact 2: Hans Herr Haus
- Fact 3: Charming Nancy
- Fact 4: Sea Burials
- Fact 5: Childbirth
- Fact 6: Lancaster County
- Fact 7: American Revolution
- Fact 8: First Nine
- Fact 9: The Anabaptists
- Fact 10: Love in the 18th Century
- Fact 11: Amish in Europe
- Fact 12: Hunting
- Fact 13: Casper Schrack
- Fact 14: Cramped Beds
- Fact 15: Not Necessary
- Fact 16: Blue Mountain Settlement
- Fact 17: Hochstetler Massacre
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Source: Unser Leit, The Story of the Amish