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The Ediger (Edger, Oedger) was a Mennonite family name in West Prussia, appearing in the Frisian congregations of the Vistula Valley. Ten families were counted in 1776, and 40 persons in 1935. Members of this family also migrated to Russia (Molotschna) and subsequently to America. Bearers of this name in Russia were Alexander Ediger, Heinrich A. Ediger, and Salomon Ediger. Jacob B. Ediger was a missionary to the Cheyenne Indians in Oklahoma. Other North American representatives include ministers (General Conference Mennonite) Peter Ediger, Fresno, California, and Jacob H. Ediger, Inman, Kansas, and Elmer Ediger (General Conference Mennonite), executive secretary of the Board of Christian Service, Newton, Kansas.

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1956

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Reimer, Gustav. "Ediger (Edger, Oedger) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_Oedger)_family&oldid=119826.

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Reimer, Gustav. (1956). Ediger (Edger, Oedger) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Oedger)_family&oldid=119826.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 148. All rights reserved.

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