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Ludwig Rump, of Elbing, West Prussia, served in the 18th century as an intermediary between the Dutch Mennonite Committee for Foreign Needs and the Mennonites of East Prussia (then Lithuania) and West Prussia, who repeatedly requested financial support from Holland. The Mennonite Archives at Amsterdam contain some letters by Rump and a statement of account for 1723-43, in which he reports on the gifts of the Dutch Committee which he presented to the Lithuanian and Polish (West Prussian) Mennonites. One of these letters states that he acted as early as 1711. Rump was particularly active in 1726, when a group of 120 Mennonite families, compelled to leave East Prussia, moved to Markushof in West Prussia. Concerning Rump's private life nothing is known. In one of the letters he is called secretary, and a letter written by his widow, dated 23 April 1743, notes that he had died, probably shortly before.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Rump, Ludwig (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Mar 2017.,_Ludwig_(18th_century)&oldid=96322.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Rump, Ludwig (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 March 2017, from,_Ludwig_(18th_century)&oldid=96322.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 377-378. All rights reserved.

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