River Brethren

plural noun

Definition of River Brethren

: members of a body of Christians formed about 1770 in Pennsylvania among Swiss and German immigrants, resembling the Mennonites in doctrines and practices, and now divided into the Brethren in Christ, the Yorker Brethren, and the United Zion Church

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History and Etymology for River Brethren

from the Susquehanna river, near which the denomination was formed

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“River Brethren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/River%20Brethren. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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