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Events and People

Events in Russian Mennonite History and the People That Made Them Happen

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This edition was published in by Springfield Publishers in Winnipeg, Canada.

Written in English

281 pages

My specific interest in writing Events and People was piqued by reading the account of the dedication of the Mennonite Brethren church building in Lugovsk, Neu Samara Colony [a Mennonite settlement of dozen or so villages in eastern Russia, near the Ural mountains along the Tok River], an event which occurred in 1901. First of all the scale: there were three thousand guests. That is a lot of people in a little out-of-the-way Mennonite colony somewhere on the broad steppes of Russia! The visiting choir from the Ufa Colony concluded the celebrations by singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by Handel. How would the Hallelujah Chorus have reached these same broad steppes of Russia? Specific interests such as these underlie many of the events in which Mennonites in Russia were involved. Added to this is my historical theory that trends do not just occur out of the blue: people make things happen. So, a logical extension to studying specific events is to look into the lives of the people who made them happen. I have therefore included many mini-biographies as part of the historical survey.
~Helmut T. Huebert, from the Preface

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Events in Russian Mennonite History and the People That Made Them Happen

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My specific interest in writing Events and People was piqued by reading the account of the dedication of the Mennonite Brethren church building in Lugovsk, Neu Samara Colony [a Mennonite settlement of dozen or so villages in eastern Russia, near the Ural mountains along the Tok River], an event which occurred in 1901. First of all the scale: there were three thousand guests. That is a lot of people in a little out-of-the-way Mennonite colony somewhere on the broad steppes of Russia! The visiting choir from the Ufa Colony concluded the celebrations by singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by Handel. How would the Hallelujah Chorus have reached these same broad steppes of Russia? Specific interests such as these underlie many of the events in which Mennonites in Russia were involved. Added to this is my historical theory that trends do not just occur out of the blue: people make things happen. So, a logical extension to studying specific events is to look into the lives of the people who made them happen. I have therefore included many mini-biographies as part of the historical survey.
~Helmut T. Huebert, from the Preface

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Events and People

Events in Russian Mennonite History and the People That Made Them Happen

This edition was published in by Springfield Publishers in Winnipeg, Canada.


Table of Contents

Preface iii
Table of Contents v
List of Biographies viii
List of Maps ix
Commonly Used Sources x
Glossary and Abbreviations xi
The Old Oak Tree xiii
Map: Mennonite Colonies in Ukraine and Russia xv
Map: Mennonite Colonies in South Russia xvii
1. The Trip of Hoeppner and Bartsch, 1786-1788 1
2. The Kleine Gemeinde and Klaas Reimer, 1812 10
3. Visit of Czar Alexander I to the Molotschna, 1818 14
4. Meteorite in 1832 20
5. Crop Failure in 1833 21
6. Earthquake in 1838 24
7. The Death and Funeral of Johann Cornies, March 1848 25
8. 130 Horses, August 1848 30
9. Birth of the Mennonite Brethren Church, 1860 32
10. Inter-Mennonite Faith Conference in Rueckenau, 1875 49
11. Parting of Ways, 1879 53
12. Journey to Central Asia, 1880-1882 59
13. Epidemic in South Russia, 1888-1889 64
14. Saengerfest in Rueckenau, May 1884 68
15. Choral Conductors' Workshop in Friedensfeld, December 1894 77
16. Dedication Service at the Lugovsk Mennonite Brethren Church, 1901 92
17. Fires in 1904 107
18. Exposition in Halbstadt, August 14-16, 1909 111
19. Bible Conference in Halbstadt, August 20-23, 1909 117
20. Dedication of the Deaconess Home Morija, 1910 132
21. The Flood of 1912 144
22. Dedication of Reservists, 1914 148
23. Gnadenfeld Merch, March 1919 152
24. Massacre in Muensterberg, November-December 1919 158
25. Molotschna Battle, June 1920 163
26. Lichtenau Departure, 1924 167
27. Murder at Midnight, 1926 186
28. At the Gates of Moscow, 1929 192
29. Amur Crossing 201
30. The Purge, 1936-1938 210
31. Stulnevo, 1941 218
32. The Great Trek, 1943-1945 222
33. The Berlin Escape, 1947 228
The Red Gate 243
Index 245

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Copyright Date
1999

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Library of Congress
MLCM 2005/00988 (B)

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Open Library
OL6823277M
Internet Archive
eventsandpeopleinrussianmennonitehistoryocropt
ISBN 10
092064306X
LC Control Number
00304381
OCLC/WorldCat
43278618
Goodreads
6645391

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