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This Mennonite family name of West Prussian background appeared in rural Flemish congregations. It was first mentioned in 1638 at Schmerblock. In West Prussia six families of this name were counted in 1776 (without Danzig), and 56 individuals in 1935 (without Elbing). Members of the family also migrated to Russia and North America. Leading European members of the family included Cornelius Andres, elder of the Grosswerder congregation, 1736-1741; and Johann Andres, elder of the Elbing-Ellerwald congregation, 1846-1869, who emigrated with a group to Beatrice, Nebraska, in 1876. The genealogy of the Andres family was compiled by Anna Andres, formerly of Fürstenwerder, West Prussia (in manuscript). H. J. Andres was administrator of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kansas. Members of the Andres family are located also in Nebraska, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, as well as in other North American Mennonite communities.

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1953

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MLA style

Reimer, Gustav. "Andres (Andreas, Androes, Andresen) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_Androes,_Andresen)_family&oldid=74784.

APA style

Reimer, Gustav. (1953). Andres (Andreas, Androes, Andresen) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Androes,_Andresen)_family&oldid=74784.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 121. All rights reserved.

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