A definitive, illustrated, and narrative history of the first resident Mennonite bishop in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ordained bishop 240 years ago, Christian Burkholder’s life and legacy has left an indelible mark on the Mennonite Church and upon his descendants. His legacy includes his Address to Youth, presented in this book in a fresh translation as well as the full German text. Though much more than a family history book, it ends with a genealogical section, giving both maternal and paternal ancestries back to the 1500s in Switzerland, and forward with the first three generations of descendants in America. It is documented with full-color reproductions of original manuscripts and photos of the locations where Christian Burkholder and his ancestors lived.