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October Meeting

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cover of So Many Fragile Things book

Photo of Author Amy Kinzer SteidingerAuthor Amy Kinzer Steidinger—“In 1994, I was working as a genealogist, researching a family’s history. While paging through volumes of Amish, Mennonite & Apostolic Christian relatives, I came to the story of a mother and her three young children who had all died on the same day—March 13, 1900. Was it an accident? An illness of some kind? I soon learned that the husband and father of this young family had murdered them after being excommunicated from the Amish church. The sensational trial would demand answers of the church itself.”

From the book:

“Deep within the pages of the Moser family book lies a secret. The leather-bound book sits high upon a shelf, quietly gathering dust because most of the Mosers aren’t very interested in what’s gone on long ago. They’re busy going to work, raising their children, and living their lives. They go to the Moser family reunion in the summers. They eat watermelon, laugh with cousins they grew up with on the farm, and stroll over to watch their children in the swimming pool next to the park pavilion. The elderly Moser aunts sit at the picnic table, telling family stories as they leaf through the family photo albums. They know the secret. But they won’t admit it. They’ve shoved it to the back of the closet for too many years. They have no intention of letting it out now.”

Amy will have copies of her book, So Many Fragile Things. available for purchase and will do a book signing.

Business meeting will follow.


October 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ehrlicher Research Center
719 N 11th Street
Pekin, IL 61554 United States
(309) 477-3044


309 477-3044