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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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Dunkers, who practiced three-time immersion baptism, were also referred to as Tunkers, Dunkards, and Brethren.
(The Tunkers, incidentally also known as "Dunkers," were a religious group whose church building figured prominently in the Antietam battle).
These are the Mennonites, Church of the Brethren (also called Tunkers or Dunkards), Hutterites, Doukhobors, and the Society of Friends or Quakers.