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Jakob Peter Hildebrand: minister and elder; born 3 September 1795 on Insel Chortitza, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, South Russia, the son of Peter Hildebrand and Helena (Hoeppner) Hildebrand. Jakob married Katharina Friesen (16 March 1806, Kronsweide, Chortitza, South Russia - 23 August 1860, Insel Chortitza, Chortitza, South Russia) on 16 August 1823 on Insel Chortitza, Chortitza, South Russia. Together they had 11 children, of which nine lived to adulthood. Jakob died on 5 October 1867 on Insel Chortitza, where he was buried.

Jakob was ordained as a minister of the Kronsweide Mennonite Church in 1825 and as elder in 1826, replacing Heinrich Janzen, who had died in 1824. During his long term of service (1825-1867) during the difficult pioneering years of the settlement, he devoted himself to the development of the congregation. He was a lay preacher, making his living by farming.


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.02 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2010: #266187.

Author(s) John H. Enns
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published March 2010

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Enns, John H. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Hildebrand, Jakob Peter (1795-1867)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2010. Web. 22 Feb 2017.,_Jakob_Peter_(1795-1867)&oldid=82039.

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Enns, John H. and Richard D. Thiessen. (March 2010). Hildebrand, Jakob Peter (1795-1867). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 February 2017, from,_Jakob_Peter_(1795-1867)&oldid=82039.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 740-741. All rights reserved.

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