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Brandenburg, a province of Prussia, which included Berlin until 1 April 1881. In the eastern part of the province, in Netzebruch, there was at Brenkenhoffswalde near Driesen a Mennonite congregation founded in 1765 by 35 families from the Culm lowlands (West Prussia), but extinct in 1834, since most of its members had emigrated to South Russia. A second Mennonite immigration into Brandenburg principally from West Prussia occurred after 1870 and led to the settlements near Berlin, especially in Schöneberg (1910, 63), Charlottenburg (1910, 50), Rixdorf-Neukölln (1910, 28), and Deutsch-Wilmersdorf (1910, 29), all now parts of Berlin. The membership grew steadily, as shown in the census statistics (the official source, Preussische Statistik).

District 1880 1885 1890 1895 1900 1905 1910
Potsdam
14
21
58
108
159
182
302
Frankfurt
4
9
18
18
8
12
26
Total
18
30
76
126
167
194
328
The great preponderance of men is conspicuous (1910, 189 men, 139 women), and is explained by the immigration of young men working and studying in the city. The Brandenburg Mennonites belong to the Berlin congregation.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 255.


Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953


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Hege, Christian. "Brandenburg (Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brandenburg_(Germany)&oldid=107243.

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Hege, Christian. (1953). Brandenburg (Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brandenburg_(Germany)&oldid=107243.




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