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Johann Töws: ordained minister (1832) and elder (1853) in Prussia, joined the immigrants who established the Köppental-Orloff (Am Trakt) settlement, Samara, Russia. Since the settlement had an elder in Johann Wall, he functioned as an honorary co-elder. He visited the Mennonites of the Molotschna settlement in the Ukraine repeatedly and advocated the founding of the General Mennonite Conference. (See Allgemeine Bundeskonferenz der Mennonitengemeinden in Russland.)


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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: 719.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Töws, Johann (19th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Oct 2016.,_Johann_(19th_century)&oldid=78258.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Töws, Johann (19th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from,_Johann_(19th_century)&oldid=78258.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 740. All rights reserved.

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