Mennonite Settlements in  Pennsylvania and Ontario  (p. 182)


The first group of Mennonites came to America in 1683. They came from Krefeld, Germany and settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania. In 1702 a group of Mennonites from the Palatinate started the Shippack Colony and in 1710 another group from the same general area in Germany started the Pequea Colony. During the years 1735 to 1755 Amish Mennonites from Alsace settled the Northkill Colony.

After the American Revolution (1776 - 1783) many Mennonites in Pennsylvania immigrated to Ontario. The Mennonites in Ontario were joined later by Amish groups coming directly from Alsace-Lorraine and Bavaria.