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David Hofer (ca. 1877-April 6 (?), 1941) was chosen Hutterian Brethren preacher of the Milltown [[Bruderhof|Bruderhof]] in Benard, Manitoba on 2 June 1907, and confirmed 10 October 1909. In 1937 he, together with Michael Waldner made a trip to Europe to aid Hutterites who were being expelled by the Nazis from the Rhönbruderhof in Western [[Germany|Germany]]; Hofer and Waldner also took the occasion to revisit their old Hutterite homesteads in central Europe. Hofer kept a detailed travel diary of the trip. He died in 1941, in the [[James Valley Hutterite Colony (Elie, Manitoba, Canada)|James Valley Bruderhof]] in [[Canada|Canada]] at the age of 64, having been in the ministry for 33 years.
 
David Hofer (ca. 1877-April 6 (?), 1941) was chosen Hutterian Brethren preacher of the Milltown [[Bruderhof|Bruderhof]] in Benard, Manitoba on 2 June 1907, and confirmed 10 October 1909. In 1937 he, together with Michael Waldner made a trip to Europe to aid Hutterites who were being expelled by the Nazis from the Rhönbruderhof in Western [[Germany|Germany]]; Hofer and Waldner also took the occasion to revisit their old Hutterite homesteads in central Europe. Hofer kept a detailed travel diary of the trip. He died in 1941, in the [[James Valley Hutterite Colony (Elie, Manitoba, Canada)|James Valley Bruderhof]] in [[Canada|Canada]] at the age of 64, having been in the ministry for 33 years.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
"Hutterites Revisit European Homesteads: Excerpts from the Travel Diary of David Hofer," trans. and ed. by Robert Friedmann. <em>Mennonite Quarterly Review</em> 33 (October 1959): 305-322, 346.
 
"Hutterites Revisit European Homesteads: Excerpts from the Travel Diary of David Hofer," trans. and ed. by Robert Friedmann. <em>Mennonite Quarterly Review</em> 33 (October 1959): 305-322, 346.
  
 
Mow, Merrill. <em>Torches Rekindled: The Bruderhof's Struggle for Renewal.</em> Ulster Park, NY: Plough Publishing House, 1991.
 
Mow, Merrill. <em>Torches Rekindled: The Bruderhof's Struggle for Renewal.</em> Ulster Park, NY: Plough Publishing House, 1991.
 
 
 
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David Hofer (ca. 1877-April 6 (?), 1941) was chosen Hutterian Brethren preacher of the Milltown Bruderhof in Benard, Manitoba on 2 June 1907, and confirmed 10 October 1909. In 1937 he, together with Michael Waldner made a trip to Europe to aid Hutterites who were being expelled by the Nazis from the Rhönbruderhof in Western Germany; Hofer and Waldner also took the occasion to revisit their old Hutterite homesteads in central Europe. Hofer kept a detailed travel diary of the trip. He died in 1941, in the James Valley Bruderhof in Canada at the age of 64, having been in the ministry for 33 years.

[edit] Bibliography

"Hutterites Revisit European Homesteads: Excerpts from the Travel Diary of David Hofer," trans. and ed. by Robert Friedmann. Mennonite Quarterly Review 33 (October 1959): 305-322, 346.

Mow, Merrill. Torches Rekindled: The Bruderhof's Struggle for Renewal. Ulster Park, NY: Plough Publishing House, 1991.


Author(s) David Decker
Date Published 1956


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Decker, David. "Hofer, David (1877-1941)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hofer,_David_(1877-1941)&oldid=88070.

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Decker, David. (1956). Hofer, David (1877-1941). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hofer,_David_(1877-1941)&oldid=88070.




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