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Jacob Fast: elder of the Orloff-Petershagen Mennonite Church in the Molotschna Mennonite Settlement; born ca. 1772 in Prussia, the son of Jacob Fast. Jacob married Elisabeth Warkentin (b. ca. 1774) and they had eight children: Agatha, Jacob (died young), Elisabeth, Jacob, Abraham, Peter, Johann, and Anna. Jacob died on 9 November 1820 in Halbstadt.

Jacob immigrated from Neuteicherhinterfeld, Prussia to the Molotschna Mennonite Settlement in 1803 and settled in the village of Halbstadt. He was elected as a Minister in the Orloff Mennonite Church in 1805 and became Aeltester (Elder) in 1818, succeeding Jakob Enns. Fast served for only two years until his death in 1820.

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GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.06 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2011: #45044.

Schapansky, Henry. The Mennonite Migrations (and The Old Colony, Russia). New Westminster, BC: Henry Schapansky, 2006: 257.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2012

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