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David Rothen, a schoolteacher and hymn writer of the Palatinate, Germany, stemmed from Switzerland and was received by baptism in the Mennonite congregation at Friedelsheim on 21 May 1830, and then served as a teacher on the Branchweilerhof. In 1832 he immigrated to America. Eight of his hymns were adopted into the hymnal of the Mennonites of South Germany.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 551.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian. "Rothen, David (19th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Oct 2016.,_David_(19th_century)&oldid=84737.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Rothen, David (19th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2016, from,_David_(19th_century)&oldid=84737.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 364. All rights reserved.

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