April 21, 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center



Local historian Darvin Martin presents portions from his book, Family Record of Lester W. Martin and Hannah Elizabeth Fisher Martin, on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 7 pm at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center. Admission is complimentary.

The book spans the life of his grandparents, Lester W. and Hannah (Fisher) Martin, from when they were children in the 1920s and 1930s until they built a rancher-style house in 1964 beside the ruins of an old church near Napierville. The book and presentation will include new never-before-published family background information on the earlier ancestors of the local Martin, Fisher, and Weaver/Weber families, including photographs of many of the 144 quilts Hannah E. (Fisher) Martin created during her lifetime.

This book of 650 pages and 730 illustrations will be available for purchase at the event for $35. Darvin Martin will be available to sign books after the presentation. This book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the local Old Order Mennonite history specific to the families and communities mentioned.


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  • 352 Martindale Road
    Ephrata, PA 17522 United States
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Did You Know?

The sandstone used for the Herr House was quarried on-site.

Christian Herr was a prominent leader in the 18th century Mennonite Community. Years after his death Lancaster Mennonites were still referred to as the Christian Herr Party.

Indigenous Peoples taught the Herr family and other Mennonites how to hunt game, clear heavily forested land, and how to identify native plants.