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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Old Order Amish Church world 43,300 - 258
units
- 1960 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 57,600 - 343
units
- 1970 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 20,000 - - - 1972 Gaustad, Edwin S. Church and State in America (series: Religion in American Life). New York: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 130-131. "...the Amish, often fined and jailed, engaged in frequent confrontations with state education officials. When taken to court, they regularly lost. All that ended in 1972, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor in Wisconsin v. Yoder... the Court here clearly carved out a special niche in the law for this small (the Old Order Amish number about 20,000), dedicated, hard-working, sincere religious group. "
Old Order Amish Church world - - 444
units
- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church world 75,000 - - - 1977 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 27. "The Old Order Amish have grown to 75,000 (1977), despite predictions that a counter-culture so different could not avoid absorption by society. Their growth is almost entirely due to the large size of their families. "
Old Order Amish Church world 85,783 - 526
units
- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 85,783 - - 2
countries
1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 99-100. "The present population by state (and province) is shown in Table 2. The total population is estimated at 85,783, with [Old Order] Amish settlements existing in twenty states and one Canadian province. There have been many attempts to form communities in the Great Plains, and in such faraway states as New Mexico, Mississippi, and North Dakota, as well as in Mexico, Paraguay, and Honduras, but those families have either returned to the large 'mother' communities or have associated with more modern affiliations. Approximately 75% of the Amish are located in 3 states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. "
Old Order Amish Church world 33,000 - - 2
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Amish; pg. 312. "Old Order Amish Mennonite Church... The Old Order Amish are in practice the continuation of the original Amish who settled in America... Membership: Not reported. In 1988 there were approximately 24,000 members in the U.S. and 900 in Canada. "
Old Order Amish Church world 96,070 - 739
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 153. "There are 739 Old Order Amish Church districts listed; each district averages 110 to 150 members, with approximately half that number baptized. "; [739 * 130 = 9,070 estimated members]
Old Order Amish Church world - - 898
units
- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church world 63,000 - - - 1992 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. "Old Order Amish total membership, 1992: approx. 63,000. "
Old Order Amish Church world 135,000 - - - 1992 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. "Old Order Amish total population (including children), 1992: approx. 135,000. "
Old Order Amish Church world 109,500 - 876
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "876 Old Order Amish CHurch districts, each averaging 100 to 150 members, with approximately half that number baptized. "
Old Order Amish Church world 100,000 - - - 1994 Kephart, William M. & William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles (5th Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press (1994); pg. 7. "Toda there are settlements in now fewer than twenty states. Of the more than 100,000 Old Order Amish, however, approximately 75% live in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The Old Order Amish also have a number of communities in Canada, Central America, and South America. Paradoxically, there are no Amish in Europe, their original homeland. "
Old Order Amish Church world 80,000 - 300
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "National Committee For Amish Religious Freedom " (30650 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154), by Rev. William C. Lindholm, Chairman; web page: "Origins of the Old Order Amish " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Revised 12/27/97 " "The Amish, called 'The Plain People' or Old Order Amish... Their congregations number only about 300... The 80,000 Old Order Amish... "
Old Order German Baptist Church Ohio 100 - 3
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 318-319. "Old Order German Baptist Church... As the Old German Baptist Brethren continued to deal with questions of accomodating to a fast-moving society in the early twentieth century, a group of members withdrew in 1921 because of... The petitioners, as they were informally called, could be found throughout the brethren, but were concentrated in the congregations at Covington and Arcanum, Ohio... Membership: In 1980 the church had less than 100 members and three congregations, all in Ohio (Gettysburg, Covington, and Arcanum). "
Old Order German Baptist Church world 100 - 3
units
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318-319. "In 1980 the church had less than 100 members and three congregations, all in Ohio "
Old Order Mennonites Canada 2,470 - - - 1990 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA?Old Order Mennonites; Members (1990): 2,470 " [Listed in section of Canada-only Mennonite churches, not with churches which are in both Canada and the U.S.]
Old Order Mennonites Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 5,000 1.25% - - 1989 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 13. "The Old Order Mennonites, the conservatives, also have some ten subdivisions, with a total of five thousand members. "
Old Order Mennonites USA 14,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " USA... Old Order Mennonites; Members (1994): 14,000+/-; [Listed in 'USA' rather than 'USA/Canada' section.]
Old Order River Brethren Iowa 64 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 38. [Listed as 'Old Order River Brethren.']
Old Order River Brethren Ohio 8 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 05. [Listed as 'Old Order River Brethren.']
Old Order River Brethren Pennsylvania 442 0.00% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 276. [Listed as 'Old Order River Brethren.']
Old Order River Brethren USA 514 - 7
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order River Brethren.']
Old Order River Brethren USA 319 - 5
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " USA... Old Order River Brethren; Members (1994): 319; Congregations: 5; [Listed in 'USA' rather than 'USA/Canada' section.]
Old Orthodox Catholic Patriarchate of America world - - - - 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 127. "Old Orthodox Catholic Patriarchate of America... Vineland, NJ [H.Q.]... As of the mid-1980s, Archbishop Peter has no congregations in his jurisdiction, but maintains a chapel at Vineland, New Jersey, and a home in Chicago. He continues his efforts to build the Patriarchate. Membership: As of 1985 there are no parishes in the Patriarchate, though several clergy remain affiliated. "
Old Regular Baptists Arizona 11 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 09. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Florida 244 0.00% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 198. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Illinois 69 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 54. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Indiana 484 0.01% 17
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 384. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Kentucky 12,136 0.33% 181
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 9,562. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Maryland 61 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 48. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Michigan 517 0.01% 11
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 412. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists North Carolina 25 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 20. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Ohio 998 0.01% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 785. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Tennessee 23 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 19. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists USA 19,257 - 326
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Virginia 2,378 0.04% 46
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,903. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists Washington 92 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 74. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Regular Baptists West Virginia 2,219 0.12% 34
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,750. [Listed as 'Old Regular Baptists.']
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) North America 65,128 - 186
units
- 1973 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) North America 65,128 - 186
units
- 1973 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 175. "...by 1973 it had a membership of 65,128 in 186 churches. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) North America 65,128 - 186
units
- 1973 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 43. -
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) USA - - 2
units
- 1973 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83-84. "The Old Roman Catholic Church in North America was formed in 1963 as the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) by Bishop Robert Alfred Burns... He left Marchenna's jurisdiction in 1963 and aligned himself with British Bishop W. A. Barrington-Evans, Primate of the Old Roman Catholic CHurch (English Rite), a small British jurisdiction. Burns was appointed archbishop of Chicago. In 1973, the year before his death, Burns reported to the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches that there were 186 churches, 65,128 members and 201 clergy in his jurisdiction. In fact, he had only a few clergy, most of whom were bishops, and only one or two parishes. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition Germany - - 1
unit
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "A single church body with two corporate names, the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition... These [sic] was one congregation in Hamburg, Germany. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition USA - - 20
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "Chicago, IL [H.Q.]... A single church body with two corporate names, the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition... Membership: In 1987 Bishop Lane reported 20 congregations in the U.S... "
Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition world - - 21
units
2
countries
1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85-86. "Chicago, IL [H.Q.]... A single church body with two corporate names, the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition is headed by Bishop Robert W. Lane... Vicariates are located in St. Louis, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New Orleans, Louisiana; Seattle, Washingon; and Fullterton and San Diego, California. Membership: In 1987 Bishop Lane reported 20 congregations in the U.S. including one Polish-speaking mission in San Diego, Calif. These [sic] was one congregation in Hamburg, Germany. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (Hamel) USA 50 - 2
units
- 1972 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 46. -
Old Roman Catholic Church (Hamel) world 50 - 2
units
1
country
1972 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 46. -
Old Roman Catholic Church (Hamel) world - - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 84. "The Old Roman Catholic Church (Hamel) was founded by Earl Anglin James who had been consecrated as bishop of Toronto by Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church in 1945... Membership: Not reported... Remarks: His Holiness Claudius I has recently died, and the future of the jurisdiction is, at present, in question. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (Shelley/Humphreys) Florida - - 3
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "The Old Roman Catholic Church (Shelley/Humphreys)... Membership: In 1988 the church reported three parishes, all in Florida. "
Old Roman Catholic Church (Shelley/Humphreys) world - - 3
units
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "The Old Roman Catholic Church (Shelley/Humphreys) emerged out of a dispute between Archbishop Gerad George Shelley (d. 1980), primate of the Old Roman Church in England and America, and Archbishop Richard A. Marchenna (d. 1984), head of the jurisdiction in the U.S. IN 1974, Marchenna consecrated Fr. Robert Clement as bishop of the Eucharistic Catholic Church, an openly homosexual jurisdiction. As a result, Shelley, acting as Marchenna's superior, excommunicated himand those who followed his leadership... Membership: In 1988 the church reported three parishes, all in Florida. "
Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris) Illinois - - 2
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris)... In 1970 Archbishop Robert A. Burns, of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite), now the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America, consecrated Howard Fris... 3 years later he removed Fris... Fris proceeded to found his own church... After Burns' death, the corporation of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) lapsed, as no one filed the annual reports during the bickering... Fris revived the corporation & had it assigned to himself... Fris' conviction and the public scandal... did not destroy his jurisdiction... St. Teresa's Manor was closed, but Bishop Kenelly heads the Missionaries of St. Jude who minister to the residents of a private hotel for the mentally disturbed, alcoholics, & elderly, located on the north side of Chicago. Membership: In 1979 the Archdiocese claimed 13 clergy and two parishes. It considers the residents of the hotel as lay members. "
Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris) world - - 2
units
1
country
1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 85. "Old Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago (Fris)... In 1970 Archbishop Robert A. Burns, of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite), now the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America, consecrated Howard Fris... 3 years later he removed Fris... Fris proceeded to found his own church... After Burns' death, the corporation of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) lapsed, as no one filed the annual reports during the bickering... Fris revived the corporation & had it assigned to himself... Fris' conviction and the public scandal... did not destroy his jurisdiction... St. Teresa's Manor was closed, but Bishop Kenelly heads the Missionaries of St. Jude who minister to the residents of a private hotel for the mentally disturbed, alcoholics, & elderly, located on the north side of Chicago. Membership: In 1979 the Archdiocese claimed 13 clergy and two parishes. It considers the residents of the hotel as lay members. "
Old Roman Church in Canada Ontario 225 - 1
unit
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 86. "Old Roman Church in Canada... Toronto, ON, Canada... Membership: There is only one parish, St. Andrew the Apostle in Toronto, in this small jurisdiction which is 1988 reported 55 families as members and 23 families as associates. "
Old Roman Church in Canada world 225 - 1
unit
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 86. "Old Roman Church in Canada... Toronto, ON, Canada... Membership: There is only one parish, St. Andrew the Apostle in Toronto, in this small jurisdiction which is 1988 reported 55 families as members and 23 families as associates. "
Old School Amish Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - 9
units
- 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282-284. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups. All originated in whole or in part among the Amish who came to this region from southeastern Pennsylvania as early as 1791... The 'Old School' Amish..., also known locally as the 'Nebraska Amish,' date from 1881. The name Nebraska derives from an Amish settlement in the state of Nebraska, and specifically from its bishop Yost H. Yoder... As the most traditional of all Amish in the New World, they have retained the oldest customs... All of the present 8... districts have tended to segregate themselves in the northeastern regions of Mifflin County, with small offshoots extending into Center and Union counties.
Old School Amish world - - 9
units
1
country
1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282-284. "The 'Old School' Amish..., also known locally as the 'Nebraska Amish,' date from 1881. The name Nebraska derives from an Amish settlement in the state of Nebraska... All of the present 8 Nebraska [i.e. 'Old School'] districts have tended to segregate themselves in the northeastern regions of Mifflin County, with small offshoots extending into Center and Union counties.
Old School Amish - Yoder Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - - - 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282-284. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups... The Zook faction of the Old Schoolers broke from the Yoders in 1933, but to the outsider these groups appear identical. Each group has its own worship service on the same Sunday, and each has two bishops to insure its independence from the other. According to tradition, a difference of opinion arose between two Old School ministers... "
Old School Amish - Zook Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - - - 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282-284. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups... The Zook faction of the Old Schoolers broke from the Yoders in 1933, but to the outsider these groups appear identical. Each group has its own worship service on the same Sunday, and each has two bishops to insure its independence from the other. According to tradition, a difference of opinion arose between two Old School ministers... "
Om Sakathi India - - 1,882
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]; 1882 is the total of 1,779 Mandrams inside Tamil Nadu, 2 in Andaman, and 101 elsewhere in India.
Om Sakathi India: Andaman - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]; Note: "Andaman " is listed in table in the section for other countries outside India, yet as far as I know it is an Indian state.
Om Sakathi India: Tamil Nadu - - 1,779
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]
Om Sakathi Malaysia - - 2
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]
Om Sakathi Nigeria - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]


Om Sakathi, continued

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