Ernst Harder, a German Mennonite leader, was born 29 November 1854, at Königsberg in Prussia, the son of Karl Harder and Renate (Tiessen) Harder. He studied history and modern languages, and for a time served as tutor in the home of the British ambassador in Lisbon. Later he was an editor on the staff of the Tägliche Rundschau in Berlin, as well as a teacher of Spanish and Portuguese. As one of the first students of his noted brother-in-law Martin Hartmann, he finally devoted himself entirely to the study of Arabic. He was one of the founders of the Berlin Mennonite Church, serving on the church board from 1904 to his death, and as chairman of the board the last two years. In 1912 he compiled the Festschrift celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the congregation. He died at Charlottenburg on 15 September 1927.
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