SWISS MENNONITE
CONGREGATION

Stone Marker in Southern McPherson County


IN MEMORY
OF THE
SWISS MENNONITE
CONGREGATION

OF KOTOSUFKA, VOLHYNIA, RUSSIA WHOSE MEMBERS LEFT RUSSIA IN SEARCH OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. SIXTY-TWO FAMILIES SAILING ON THE "CITY OF RICHMOND", LANDING IN NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 3, 1874 AND IN OCTOBER ARRIVING ON THIS QUARTER SECTION (S. W. QUARTER SEC. 19-21-2W) WHICH WAS DONATED BY THE SANTA FE RAILROAD COMPANY FOR CHURCH PURPOSES, AND WITH A FEW MORE FAMILIES ARRIVING LATER, SETTLED THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND IN GRATITUDE

TO THEM, AND TO OUR BELOVED COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHICH GRACIOUSLY GRANTED THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SOUGHT, AND TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO WHOM WE GIVE ALL THE HONOR.

THEIR DESCENDANTS
ERECTED THIS MONUMENT

OCTOBER 1943
EVERY ONE THAT HATH FORSAKEN HOUSES, OR BRETHREN, OR SISTERS, OR FATHER, OR MOTHER, OR WIFE, OR CHILDREN, OR LANDS, FOR MY NAME'S SAKE, SHALL RECEIVE AN HUNDREDFOLD AND SHALL INHERIT EVERLASTING LIFE.

MATTHEW 19:29
ALBRECHT
  DIRKS
  FLICKNER
  GOERING
  GRABER
  KAUFMAN
  KREHBIEL
  NACHTIGAL
  SCHRAG
  SCHROEDER
  SCHWARTZ
  STRAUSZ
  STUCKY
  SUTTER
  VORAN
  WALTNER
  WEDEL
  ZERGER

The back of the marker, engraved with the names of the original families

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May 5, 2002 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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