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Daniel Hoover group

The Daniel Hoover group is descended from the Reidenbach Mennonites.

The Reidenbachs, nicknamed the "Thirty-fivers" after the initial number of dissenters, split from the Groffdale Conference (Wenger Mennonite Church) in 1946 because they did not want their young men taking part in Civilian Public Service programs as an alternative to military duty.

Another major division took place in 1977 when a new generation of separatists renounced propane gas and motorized farm machinery.