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Rückenau, a village in the Molotschna Mennonite settlement, Ukraine, founded in 1811, consisting of 4,978 acres (14 full farms and 12 half farms). In 1895 a home for the aged was established by Peter Martin Friesen in Rückenau which he turned over to the local Mennonite Brethren Church. The home took care of fifteen persons.

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Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga", 1911: 661.

Görz. H. Die Molotschnaer Ansiedlung. Steinbach, 1951: 17, 115.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Rückenau (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 8 Feb 2016.,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=84758.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Rückenau (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 February 2016, from,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=84758.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 375. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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