Tiegenhof Fire Insurance

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In the early 17th century Mennonite farmers in the Tiegenhof area drew up a "Brandordnung" for mutual aid in case of fire. This arrangement was permitted by the burgomasters of Danzig in 1622. In the next year the Tiegenhöfer Feuerversicherung was founded at Tiegenhagen. It existed until the Mennonites in the Prussian area were expelled from their farms in 1945, and was the model of the Mennonite fire insurance companies in Russia.

Bibliography

Penner, Horst. Ansiedlung Menn. Niederländer im Weichselmündungsgebiet . . . . Weierhof, 1940: 19, 21.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Tiegenhof Fire Insurance." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiegenhof_Fire_Insurance&oldid=110096.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Tiegenhof Fire Insurance. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiegenhof_Fire_Insurance&oldid=110096.




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