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Johann Wilhelm Mannhardt, was born 14 February 1760, the son of a teacher in Klein-Heppach in Württemberg, became a ministerial candidate in the Lutheran seminary in Tübingen, and was employed as private tutor in the home of the pietistically inclined Mennonite merchant, Jakob Gysbert van der Smissen at Altona on the Elbe. There he became the teacher of Anna van der Smissen, a niece of his employer, who later (1790) became his wife. With the assistance of his father-in-law, Hinrich III van der Smissen, he acquired possession of Hanerau, an estate near Neumünster in Holstein in 1798, and lived there until his death on 20 November 1831.


Münte, Heinz. Das Altonauer Handlungshaus van der Smissen 1683-1824. Altona, 1932.

Author(s) Erich Göttner
Date Published 1957

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Göttner, Erich. "Mannhardt, Johann Wilhelm (1760-1831)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 May 2016.,_Johann_Wilhelm_(1760-1831)&oldid=89298.

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Göttner, Erich. (1957). Mannhardt, Johann Wilhelm (1760-1831). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from,_Johann_Wilhelm_(1760-1831)&oldid=89298.

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