Jan Matteson

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — From 1990 to 2005 Janet Kay Hughes Matteson served as Christian Ed Director at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. During those 15 years, we grew to love her … Continued

Esther Bittinger

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — This brief article could never do Esther Bittinger justice. When I first walked into her home, I was welcomed as if I were an old friend. She is … Continued

Ella Mae Fike

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — Ella Mae was born (1921) as the eldest of eight children into the Forney family living on a farm several miles north of Lancaster PA. She grew up … Continued

Hazel Heisey

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — A child of the Depression, Hazel Heisey was in part shaped by this time period. Nothing went to waste. Even the dregs of the garden would find their … Continued

Margaret Horn

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — Although Margaret Horn moved almost every year for a period of 15 years, she has left an indelible mark on the Shenandoah Valley community, most notably at James … Continued

LeVerle Sappington

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Biographical Stories of Women in the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren — LeVerle was one of six children born into the Hochstetler family in the farm community of Holmes County Ohio. ┬áThis being an area of Amish, LeVerle attended a … Continued