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Tjahrt (Tjart, Tjardt, Tiart, Tyart, Tgahrt, Tyahrt, Thjardh), a Mennonite family name in West Prussia, particularly in the congregations of Schweingrube, Culmsche Niederung, and Gruppe, after 1830 also found in South Russia, and from 1875 in America. Some of its members were preachers; the Dutch [[Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de Vereenigde Nederlanden|Naamlijst]] names for Prussia: Sievert Tjart until ca. 1750, and Steffen Tjart 1781-after 1802, both at Schweingrube, Pieter (Peter) Tjart in the Stühmsche Niederung before 1734-65. Wilhelm Tyart, of Dragass, was a preacher of the Montau-Gruppe congregation 1897-1926. Johann Tiahrt was ordained as preacher of the Schönsee congregation near Culm, and Peter Tgahrt was an elder in Deutsch-Kazun.

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Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam.

Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof: Mennonitische Geschichtsverein, 1940: 119.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Tjahrt family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tjahrt_family&oldid=120848.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Tjahrt family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tjahrt_family&oldid=120848.




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