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Mennonite beard style

Mennonite beard style

Posted: 22 Jul 2001 8:38PM GMT
Edited: 28 Feb 2002 12:03PM GMT
Surnames: Cassel, Cassell, Weeks
Can anyone tell me whether the "beard and no mustache" style was typical for Mennonites in the 18th and first half of the 19th century, or whether there might be other religious communities preferring such a style, too?

Thanks a lot
Sabine
sabine@ggrs.com

Re: Mennonite beard style

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, other cultures also had this style of beard. The first that comes to my mind is the style of beard worn by Jews of that time. This is another example of possible intermingling of Jews and Mennonites. Jews converting to the Mennonite faith would change little in regard to appearance.

Re: Mennonite beard style

Posted: 4 Jul 2010 2:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Beard and no moustache was the Mennonite antithesis of the European soldier of the 18-19th centuries, who mostly sported moustaches and no beards. The Mennonites expressed their disdain for war with the reverse facial hair.
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