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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.

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


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Tiegenhof Fire Insurance." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 31 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiegenhof_Fire_Insurance&oldid=78172.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Tiegenhof Fire Insurance. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiegenhof_Fire_Insurance&oldid=78172.




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