Streichenberg Mennonite Church (Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

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Streichenberg, a former Mennonite congregation near Eppingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, was settled at the beginning of the 18th century by exiles from the Swiss canton of Bern(Müller, 210, where the name is Streigenberg). At the beginning of the 19th century Martin Frey, a member of the congre­gation, built a meetinghouse. In 1843 Heinrich Baer of the Dammhof was chosen elder and Samuel Brandt and Daniel Baer deacons. Later the Strei­chenberg congregation merged with Bockschaft. In 1731 it numbered ten families. In the Dutch Naamlijstof 1766 the congregation is called the Bockschaft, Streichenberg, and Wesingen church. Martin Kräuter was at that time its elder, ordained in 1746. In 1767 the congregation obtained a second elder, Jakob Funck. The Naamlijst of 1773 lists Bockschaft and Streichenberg as two separate congregations, each with its own elder and preachers. The elder of the Streichenberg church was Jakob Funck and the preachers were Heinrich Funck (ord. 1772) and Philippus Schneider (1772-after 1801). According to later issues of the Naam­lijst, Funck was followed as elder in 1773 by Jost Glück, who served until after 1801. Later preachers were Martin Frey 1780-ca. 1786, another Heinrich Funk 1783-89, Christian Heer (Herr) 1785-after 1801, and Mathias Bär 1790-after 1801. Neither Streichenberg nor Bockschaft exists any longer un­der its own name; in 1841 Streichenberg united with Ittlingen, and since 1913 it has belonged to the Sinsheim congregation.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.

Mennonitische Blätter (1851): 57; (1855): 70.

Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Streichenberg Mennonite Church (Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Apr 2018.,_Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg,_Germany)&oldid=85395.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Streichenberg Mennonite Church (Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 April 2018, from,_Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg,_Germany)&oldid=85395.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 645. All rights reserved.

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