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see BrethrenBrethren,
German Baptist religious group. They were popularly known as Dunkards, Dunkers, or Tunkers, from the German for "to dip," referring to their method of baptizing. The Brethren evolved from the Pietist movement in Germany.
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flourished because of high chloride levels in Dunkard Creek (8)
With research interests in the Cincinnatian Series limestones, the Wind River Basin of Wyoming and the Dunkard Basin Geology, Martin was an expert in the geology of a portion of the Rocky Mountains.
Much of the subsequent scholarship on the Amish, Mennonite, and "Dunkard" Brethren communities, however, has been heavily descriptive in nature, with a paucity of theoretical reflection.
The Dunkard Valley Joint Municipal Authority in Greensboro, Pa., has water and sewer lines dating back to 1945, with very little mapping.
The Delaware line was completed first, but the western line could not be carried to the full five degrees of longitude because the Indians accompanying the expedition refused to go one step past a point located a short distance beyond Dunkard Creek.
Another was a Dunkard, a member of a pacifist sect, who moved from Virginia to Kentucky in hopes of avoiding conscription into anyone's army.
The five Studebaker brothers, whose wagon shop formed the core of the original company in the 1850s, had been members of Ephrata, Pennsylvania's religious Dunkard community, and they sought to incorporate cooperative values into entrepreneurialism.
The Amish, Mennonite, and Dunkard sectarians, whether damned or praised for quaint resistance to "progress," represent the most readily accessible popular image of the nation's early Germanic heritage.
The first Dunkard church in America was formally organized at Germantown, Pa.
Ctenospondylus ninevehensis, a new species (Reptilia, Pelycosauria) from the Lower Permian Dunkard Group of Ohio.