Tennessee John Stoltzfus (1805-1887) is our 2-greats grandfather.. Mom was descended via John's daughter Rebecca and Dad via John's daughter Sarah. John was the great-grandson of Nicholas Stoltzfus who emigrated in 1766 from Germany to Pennsylvania. John was an Amish Bishop who lived in eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, until he moved to Tennessee in 1872. He married Catharine Hooley (1807-1884). They had 15 children, two of whom died as infants. His parents were Jacob (1779-1810) and Mary (Blank) (1780-1848) Stoltzfus.
Much has been written about Tennesse John Stoltzfus. Following are resources:
Yoder, Paton. (1979) Eine Wurzel: Tennessee John Stoltfus. Sutter House: Lititz,PA. Yoder, Paton. (1987) TennesseeJohn Stoltzfus: Amish Church-Related Documents and Family Letters. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society: Lancaster, PA.