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Fellmann (Fellman) was a Mennonite family of Swiss origin, which became numerous in the South German Mennonite congregations. Concerning the family in Switzerland no particulars are as yet known. The Palatine lists of Mennonites in the archives at Karlsruhe first name a Fellmann in 1717; Melchior Fellmann, living in Bruchhausen near Heidelberg, and a Jakob Fellmann in Rohrhof near Heidelberg. The [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Mennonite archives of Amsterdam]] contain a family list of 1731, which gives the same information (but says Rohrhof near Mannheim). The Fellmanns are named as preachers of the Mennonite congregation of Bruchhausen. At this place there was also a Hans Fellmann, a member of the congregation at Eckerhof near Wiesloch. The later Mennonite lists of the Baden archives of 1738, 1743, 1752, and 1759 contain additional references to Fellmann families in this area. The Mennonitisches Adressbuch of 1936 (Karlsruhe) gives a complete oversight of the modern status of the family (residence, vocation, members of families), which is found principally in Baden, Württemberg, and Bavaria. Walter Fellmann is a retired minister who served the Monsheim congregation.

Author(s) Walter Fellmann
Date Published 1956

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Fellmann, Walter. "Fellmann (Fellman) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 25 May 2016.

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