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Heinrich Peters: an elder of the Schönsee congregation in the Molotschna Mennonite settlement of South Russia; born in 1855 at Gnadenheim, Mo­lotschna, the sixth of the twelve children of Bernhard Peters (1816-1912), elder of the Margenau-Schönsee con­gregation and his wife Agatha (Wiens) Peters (1824-1910). In 1879 Pe­ters married Maria Sawatzky; their family consisted of ten children. In 1885 Heinrich Peters was elected minister; in 1903, when the Schönsee congregation became independent, he was ordained its first elder. A great earnestness and devotion to his task charac­terized his personality and his work. He died in February 1921 during the typhoid epidemic.

Author(s) Horst Gerlach
Date Published 1959

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Gerlach, Horst. "Peters, Heinrich (1855-1921)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Jun 2017.,_Heinrich_(1855-1921)&oldid=83829.

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Gerlach, Horst. (1959). Peters, Heinrich (1855-1921). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from,_Heinrich_(1855-1921)&oldid=83829.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 153. All rights reserved.

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