Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 5 of 16 |

Evangelical Association
(394 words)

[German Version]

Around 1800, a number of German-speaking congregations came into existence in America on the Methodist model. Known as “Albrechtsleute” [Albrecht's people], they had come into being through the evangelistic activity of the farmer and kilner Jakob Albrecht (1759–1808), who was of German provenience. The first formal “Annual Conference” of the associates – five itinerant and two resident preachers for roughly 200 church members (1807) – took the name “Newly-Formed Methodist Conference” and elected Albrecht as bishop. Since the Methodist Church (Methodists) unde…

Cite this page
Marquardt, Manfred, “Evangelical Association”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲