Refugees were given a small area of land upon which could be built a small house. In the mountain above Schwartzenau in a thick forest was established another little village called Huettental in a valley by the same name. The valley is sometimes called "Peace Valley."
In this village eight people decided that there had to be a new fellowship to meet their needs. In the year 1708 this group formed the society of Brethren.
Source: M.R. Zigler writing from Schwarzenau, January 21, 1954
Introduction to Schwarzenau: Yesterday and Today, Shultz