Menno Stone, the monument to Menno Simons erected on the supposed location of the house where Menno Simons is supposed to have spent the last years of his life, was erected by the Mennonite congregation of Hamburg in 1902 near the village of Fresenburg, about half way between Hamburg and Lübeck in North Germany. It is a simple shaft of granite bearing a bronze plate with a supposed picture of Menno Simons. It was dedicated on 26 August 1906. Sometime after World War II, the bronze plate was stolen from the monument. With the aid of students of the University of Kiel, who wanted to express gratitude for the Mennonite Central Committee student feeding program there in 1948 ff., the Hamburg congregation moved the monument the short distance from the field where it stood to the road near the Menno Linden.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 112.
van der Smissen, H. Mennostein und Mennolinde xu Fresenburg. Hamburg, 1922.
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Neff, Christian and Harold S. Bender. "Menno Stone (Fresenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Menno_Stone_(Fresenburg,_Niedersachsen,_Germany)&oldid=92713.
Neff, Christian and Harold S. Bender. (1957). Menno Stone (Fresenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Menno_Stone_(Fresenburg,_Niedersachsen,_Germany)&oldid=92713.
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