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Jakob Möllinger, a famous Mennonite clockmaker, was born 4 December 1695 at Dühren, Germany, oldest son of Vincenz Möllinger, died 17 January 1763, at Neustadt on the Haardt, Palatinate, Germany. His shop was said to have been one of the most important in all Germany. It produced the "Altpörtl-Uhr" in Speyer and the handsome clock in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche in Worms (the latter is now in a museum at Worms; see Wormser Zeitung, No. 552). A census list of Mennonites of 1743 indicated that he had six sons, one of whom was court clockmaker to the Count of Wartenberg.

Bibliography

Crous, Ernst. "The Mennonites in Germany Since the Thirty Years' War." Mennonite Quarterly Review 25 (October 1951): 235-62.

"Graf und Uhrmacher." Mennonitischer Gemeinde-Kalender (1932): 125 ff. (taken from Pfälzische Geschichts-Blätter 1905).

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 153.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957


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Neff, Christian. "Möllinger, Jakob (1695-1763)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=M%C3%B6llinger,_Jakob_(1695-1763)&oldid=92906.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Möllinger, Jakob (1695-1763). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=M%C3%B6llinger,_Jakob_(1695-1763)&oldid=92906.




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