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Pennville Friends Church

Pennville Friends Church

130 W Maple Street, PO Box 271, Pennville, IN 47369

Pastor Delonda (Dee) Hartmann


Worship times

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.


Pennville Monthly Meeting has its roots in Friends meetings in Blackford and Jay counties.

Olive Branch Monthly Meeting was set up on 6 June 1891 under Winchester Quarterly Meeting. It consisted of two preparative meetings: Olive Branch (formerly Blackford, in Blackford County, which had been set up under Portland Monthly Meeting in 1882) and Pennville (formerly Penn Worship Group, Jay County) which had been set up under Jericho Monthly Meeting in 1878. 

The church was built in 1911 on a lot given to the Friends by Maria Grisell Merideth, daughter of Samuel Grisell, the Hicksite Friend from Columbiana County, Ohio, who received a Land Patent in 1835 in Fort Wayne “for the North East quarter of Section thirty-five, in Township twenty-four of Range twelve,” which contained 160 acres. It is believed that he platted the land and called the community New Lisbon (changed to Camden, then to Penn, and finally in 1905 to Pennville.)

In September 1912 Olive Branch Monthly Meeting changed its name to Pennville Monthly Meeting.