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Bestvater (Bestvader) is a Mennonite family name in the Frisian congregations of West Prussia, first mentioned at Orlofferfelde in 1601. Nineteen families of this name were counted in West Prussia (without Danzig) in 1776, and 28 persons (including Elbing) in 1935. The family also spread to Russia and subsequently to America.


Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1953


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Reimer, Gustav. "Bestvater (Bestvader) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bestvater_(Bestvader)_family&oldid=119814.

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Reimer, Gustav. (1953). Bestvater (Bestvader) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bestvater_(Bestvader)_family&oldid=119814.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 300. All rights reserved.


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