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A Mennonite family name, Driedger was found in the rural Flemish congregations of West Prussia, numbering 7 families in 1776 and 105 persons in 1935. Members of the family immigrated to Russia and subsequently to North America. Jacob N. Driediger and Nic. N. Driediger were General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) ministers in Ontario. Among those bearing the family name were Peter Driedger (1831-1921), minister of the Heubuden congregation, main editor of a two-volume collection of sermons, and originator of the Heubuden church library; and Abraham Driedger (1868-1945), son of the former, influential in conference activities and promoter of church music and historical research. Abraham Driedger revised the West Prussian Choralbuch for its second edition, and wrote "Die Entwicklung des Gemeindegesanges in unseren westpreussischen Gemeinden" in the Mennonitische Blätter. He also contributed a number of articles to the Mennonitisches Lexikon, including the article on Heubuden.


Reimer, G.H. "Beiträge zur Stammtafel der Familie Driedger," in Schriftenreihe des Menn. Geschichtsvereins. Weierhof III, 121-32.

Mennonitische Blätter. Hamburg, 1931: 30-32.

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1956

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Reimer, Gustav. "Driedger (Driediger, Drüdger, Dridger, Driger) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 13 Oct 2015.,_Dr%C3%BCdger,_Dridger,_Driger)_family&oldid=56009.

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Reimer, Gustav. (1956). Driedger (Driediger, Drüdger, Dridger, Driger) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 October 2015, from,_Dr%C3%BCdger,_Dridger,_Driger)_family&oldid=56009.

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