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 features many items from Donald Kraybill’s collection. Kraybill is a professor emeritus at Elizabethtown College. A family Bible (#1) owned by Henry Garber of Mount Joy will be sold. Other featured books are Thief in the Church (#41) a copy of The Amish Year (#56), and a signed copy of The Amish Traditions (#63)  A copy of Annals of the Conestoga Valley (#339) will be sold, along with a copy of The Earth is the Lord’s (#252) signed by the author and Carolyn Wenger. A 1797 book written by Martin Luther (#254) is included in the sale, as is a German Martyr’s Mirrors (#259) published by Shem Zook in 1749. Several family Bibles add interest to the sale. An 1885 German Bible owned by John Horning (#287), a 1763 German Bible owned by Christopher Saur (#253), an 1837 German Bible owned by the Stahln family (#258). Other books include three copies of a German songbook (#266, #267, #268) from Diller Mennonite Church of Newville, a 4-volume set of Mennonite Encyclopedia (#341) a copy of The Harmony Society at Economy owned by Sandra Cronk (#400), and a German book published in 1690 (#277), an 1838 German book owned by Harvey Noll and James Noll (#278), and a 1738 German book presented to the Mennonite Historical Library (#274). A selection of books on the histories of several Mennonite congregations will enrich the sale. Book buyers and collectors will not want to miss this auction.

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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.