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Assenheim, a village in the Palatinate, belonged to the Grafschaft of Leiningen until the French Revolution. There was once a Mennonite church here, probably established before 1700. On 28 October 1755 a Johann Peter Neff (born 1717 in Erpolzheim , came to Assenheim in 1737, died 1790), and on 23 November 1777, his son, Peter Neff, were ordained preachers. The latter, ordained elder in 1786, signed the Ibersheim Resolutions of 1803, as the representative of the Assenheim congregation. Services were held only in a private room. Not later than 1820, perhaps in 1813, the Mennonites living in Assenheim united with the church at Friedelsheim, since which there has not been a separate congregation. In 1914 there were 23 Mennonites in Assenheim, in 1951, 27, of whom seven were refugees from the Danzig area.

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 89.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden (1769-1810)

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Map:Assenheim (Rheinland-Pfalz)


Author(s) Johannes Foth
Date Published 1953


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Foth, Johannes. "Assenheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Assenheim_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=107047.

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Foth, Johannes. (1953). Assenheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Assenheim_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=107047.




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