How many of the Swiss immigrants to America, remained Anabaptists?

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Immigrants from Switzerland were Anabaptists, coming to America to escape persecution.
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How do you expect to quantify that?

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If I knew, I would not have asked the question..
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My mother's family were anabaptists from Switzerland (Showalter).  They arrived in PA about 1730.  Our line of Showalters were Mennonites and the family left the Mennonite church after about 1870 (as far as I can determine) when the migrated from IL to KS.  By the time they migrated to California in 1875 they were no longer active members of the Mennonite church.  This is so anecdotal.  I am not sure how to quantify this.  :)
Thanks for the reply on that. Your answer is in line with what happened to my family, including going to Illinois and then Kansas. Appreciate the fact that our families were in a new country that had religious freedom..

Stephen v
Interesting Stephen!  I did a biography for my 3GG Henry Showalter that includes information about the Mennonite communities in IL and KS that the family settled. (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Showalter-45).  I wonder if our families were neighbors?  

Best,

Caryl

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