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Kroeker, a Prussian Mennonite name, was first recorded in [[Tiegenhagen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Tiegenhagen]] in 1627. The name occurred in the following congregations and communities: [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]], [[Ladekopp (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Ladekopp]], Rosenort, [[Fürstenwerder (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Fürstenwerder]], [[Heubuden (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Heubuden]], [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]], and [[Königsberg (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)|Königsberg]], and from here spread to [[Poland|Poland]], [[Russia|Russia]], and North and [[South America|South America]]. In 1940 there were only about 40 Mennonites bearing this name in its various forms in East [[Germany|Germany]]. Well-known representatives of this name were Isaac Kroeker, elder (1767-1787) of the Königsberg Mennonite congregation, Jakob Kroeker, elder of the [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]] Mennonite Church (1808-1846), [[Kroeker, Jakob (1872-1948)|Jakob Kroeker]] of Russia and Germany, Abraham J. Kroeker of Russia and [[Mountain Lake Christian School (Mountain Lake, Minnesota, USA)|Mountain Lake]], Minnesota, and [[Kroeker, Martin Abram (1900-1973)|M. A. Kroeker]], longtime Mennonite Brethren minister at the [[Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church (Dolton, South Dakota, USA) |Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church]] and later Executive Secretary of the denomination's Board of General Welfare and Publish Relations.
 
Kroeker, a Prussian Mennonite name, was first recorded in [[Tiegenhagen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Tiegenhagen]] in 1627. The name occurred in the following congregations and communities: [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]], [[Ladekopp (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Ladekopp]], Rosenort, [[Fürstenwerder (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Fürstenwerder]], [[Heubuden (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Heubuden]], [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]], and [[Königsberg (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)|Königsberg]], and from here spread to [[Poland|Poland]], [[Russia|Russia]], and North and [[South America|South America]]. In 1940 there were only about 40 Mennonites bearing this name in its various forms in East [[Germany|Germany]]. Well-known representatives of this name were Isaac Kroeker, elder (1767-1787) of the Königsberg Mennonite congregation, Jakob Kroeker, elder of the [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]] Mennonite Church (1808-1846), [[Kroeker, Jakob (1872-1948)|Jakob Kroeker]] of Russia and Germany, Abraham J. Kroeker of Russia and [[Mountain Lake Christian School (Mountain Lake, Minnesota, USA)|Mountain Lake]], Minnesota, and [[Kroeker, Martin Abram (1900-1973)|M. A. Kroeker]], longtime Mennonite Brethren minister at the [[Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church (Dolton, South Dakota, USA) |Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church]] and later Executive Secretary of the denomination's Board of General Welfare and Publish Relations.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Reimer, Gustav E. <em>Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten</em>. Weierhof, 1940: 112.
 
Reimer, Gustav E. <em>Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten</em>. Weierhof, 1940: 112.
 
 
 
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Kroeker, a Prussian Mennonite name, was first recorded in Tiegenhagen in 1627. The name occurred in the following congregations and communities: Danzig, Ladekopp, Rosenort, Fürstenwerder, Heubuden, Elbing, and Königsberg, and from here spread to Poland, Russia, and North and South America. In 1940 there were only about 40 Mennonites bearing this name in its various forms in East Germany. Well-known representatives of this name were Isaac Kroeker, elder (1767-1787) of the Königsberg Mennonite congregation, Jakob Kroeker, elder of the Elbing Mennonite Church (1808-1846), Jakob Kroeker of Russia and Germany, Abraham J. Kroeker of Russia and Mountain Lake, Minnesota, and M. A. Kroeker, longtime Mennonite Brethren minister at the Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church and later Executive Secretary of the denomination's Board of General Welfare and Publish Relations.

Bibliography

Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1940: 112.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Kroeker (Kroecker, Kreker, Kröckert, Krueger, Kröger) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 15 Dec 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kroeker_(Kroecker,_Kreker,_Kr%C3%B6ckert,_Krueger,_Kr%C3%B6ger)_family&oldid=121341.

APA style

Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Kroeker (Kroecker, Kreker, Kröckert, Krueger, Kröger) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 December 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kroeker_(Kroecker,_Kreker,_Kr%C3%B6ckert,_Krueger,_Kr%C3%B6ger)_family&oldid=121341.




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