Celebrating 300 Years
01.01.23 | by Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community
300th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | Weaverland Valley Bus Tours
Times: 9:00 to 11:30am and 1:00 to 3:30pm
Tickets are $35 which includes lunch. Lunch will be served at Weaverland at 11:45am for both tour groups.
Weaverland Valley Farm Layout
Four farms formed the nucleus of the immediate Weaverland Valley in the colonial period.
Early homes along Weaverland Road
George and Elizabeth Martin House, Immigrant Jacob Weber House, Immigrant David Martin House/Bishop Henry Martin House
Bishop George and Maria Weaver Home, Spring Ike Martin House and Peter Martin Cabin
The oldest part of this house dates to the mid-1700s.
Groffdale Spring, Groffdale Church and Cemetery
Traditional site where the Groffs found their horses after the animals strayed from the Pequea settlement. The Groffdale congregation predates the Weaverland congregation by several years. The cemetery is the final resting place for immigrant Hans Groff, Bishop Christian Burkholder and Bishop Noah Mack.
This division dating from the 1840s led by Jacob Stauffer.
Immigrant Jacob Sensenig is believed to be buried here. This also the final resting place of Johnny Wenger.
Community of Weaverland
Henry Weber House Site, Conestoga Traction Trolley Bridge, Rupp’s Mill/Martin’s Mill Site, Johnny Wenger House and Weaverland Post Office
Native American Sites
Remnants of Lenape and Susquehannock Native Americans dot sites
Old Weberthal Cemetery
This is the final resting place for many of the original Mennonite immigrants.
Goodville Mennonite Church and Cemetery, Jonas and Sarah and Anna Martin House, J. Paul and Phebe Graybill House
Lichty's Mennonite Church and Zimmerman Cemetery
Lichty's, also traditionally known as Smoketown, was built in 1889. Bishop Jacob and Anna Zimmerman are buried here.
John W. and Anna Weaver House and Christian bookstore, Spring Grove Forge
Wheelwright Shop and I.B. and Hettie Good House
I.B. served as a colorful preacher at Weaverland in the early twentieth century.
Immigrant George Weber House
This house is identified with the youngest of the three Weaver immigrant brothers.
Sunday, October 8th | Anniversary Events at Weaverland
Worship Services at 8:00 & 10:30 am
Utilizing the “bench” and “singers table.” Singing our story … yesterday and today.
Remembering Our Story
Keith Weaver, Retired LMC Moderator & Bishop
Pressing Forward in Christ
Rodney Martin, LMC Bishop Elder Team
Inviting Our Story to be My Story
Brian Martin, Lead Pastor & Bishop
Corporate Sunday School at 9:30 am
Storytelling: Retired Weaverland bishops, pastors, and deacons sharing memories
Carl Sensenig, Ken Martin, Leon Hurst, Earl Weaver, Don Weaver, Nevin Martin, Facilitated by Brian Martin
"This Very Ground, This Crooked Affair"
Author & Historian Dr. John Ruth connects the story of Mennonites who had themselves fled suffering and landlessness with the fates of Native Americans continent-wide.
Cemetery Walking Tour
This tour led by historian Dr. Kenneth Sensenig includes stories of hardship, trial and the persevering faith of the faithful witnesses buried in the cemeteries east and west of Route 897.