Amenites a subdivision of the Mennonites, so named from JACOB AMEN; a Mennonite minister of Amenthal, Switzerland. He was not a man of note, nor was he considered the founder of a sect. The perpetuation of his name in this way is due to a controversy in 1670 on minor points of doctrine between Jacob Amen and John Heisly, another Mennonite, which produced, finally, a schism in the Mennonite body. By a corruption of the name Amenite, the members of the sect in Pennsylvania, where they abound, are called Amish, Awmish, or Omishers. SEE MENNONITES.

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