April 8, 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



Books Featured at April 8, 2022 Sale

The first book auction of 2022 returns to an in-person event. Masks are required. (We can provide one if needed.)

The sale features a Bible once owned by Henry Garber of Mount Joy. Other featured books are Thief in the Church by Christiaan A. Hart Nibbrig, a copy of The Amish Year by Charles Rice, and a signed copy of The Amish Traditions by Joseph Yoder. Annals of the Conestoga Valley by C.Z. Mast and Robert E. Simpson are available, along with a copy of John Ruth’s The Earth is the Lord’s signed by the author and Carolyn Wenger. A German Martyr’s Mirror published by Shem Zook in 1749 is included in the sale. Several family Bibles add interest, including an 1885 German Bible owned by John Horning, a 1763 German Bible owned by Christopher Saur, and an 1837 German Bible owned by the Stahln family that includes Stahln family records.

Other books include three copies of the songbook Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder und Psalmen, believed to have been owned by Diller Mennonite Church of Newville, a 4-volume set of Mennonite Encyclopedia, a copy of The Harmony Society at Economy owned by Sandra Cronk, a HochFürstlich-Ostfriesische Haus- und Kirchen-Andacht, believed to have been published in 1690. An 1838 copy of Hübner’s Biblische Historien aus dem alten und neuen Testamente, a biblical history owned by Harvey Noll and James Noll, and a 1738 copy of Seelen-Schatz by Thomas à Kempis will also be sold. A selection of books on the histories of several Mennonite congregations, including Stumptown, Goodville, Groffdale, Erisman, Slate Hill, Conestoga, Byerland, Weaverland, and Lichty, will be offered.

Book buyers and collectors will not want to miss this auction. The auction features many items from Donald Kraybill’s personal collection. Kraybill is a professor emeritus at Elizabethtown College.

For more information contact Kent Fellenbaum at or 717.393.9745, ext. 106.

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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.