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Jakob Braun, born 9 August 1791, died 15 December 1868, was the first elder of the Bergthal Mennonite settlement in South Russia (Ukraine). He was ordained as a minister in Schoeneberg [[[Chortitza Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Chortitza]]] on 2 October 1824, and ordained as Ältester in Bergthal on 25 August 1840. He was succeeded by Gerhard Wiebe who led the total Bergthal Mennonite group to America. As a minister Braun had 300 funerals, 150 weddings, 60 communion services, baptized 797 members, and preached 900 sermons.

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GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.00 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1953

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Braun, Jakob J. (1791-1868)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 May 2017.,_Jakob_J._(1791-1868)&oldid=75970.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1953). Braun, Jakob J. (1791-1868). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2017, from,_Jakob_J._(1791-1868)&oldid=75970.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 407-408. All rights reserved.

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