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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.

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"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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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 777. All rights reserved.

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