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Johann W. Voth was born 27 January 1863, the son of Wilhelm Voth (1832-1914), elder of the Nikolaifeld Mennonite Church in Zagradovka Mennonite settlement, and Margaretha (Wiebe) Voth (1836-1900). Johann married Anna (Kroeker) Neufeld (5 October 1850-1 May 1891) on 29 January 1885 and they had three children, of which one died young. Johann married for the second time on 3 November 1891 to Katharina Reimer (22 August 1870, Schoenau, Molotschna, South Russia – 22 January 1942, Siberia, Russia) and they had 15 children, of which one died in infancy. Johann died 24 January 1942 in exile.

Johann was a farmer, and in 1907 he was elected minister of the Nikolaifeld Church in Zagradovka, South Russia, and as elder upon Franz Mar­tens' resignation in 1908. He was well-intentioned but not a leader. In 1921 he had to resign as elder and minister, and lived quietly in retirement. Noth­ing is known of the end of his life other than that he and his wife died in exile.

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GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.05 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2008: #363946.

Lohrenz, Gerhard. Sagradowka. Rosthern, SK:  Echo-Verlag, 1947: 76.

Author(s) Gerhard Lohrenz
Date Published 1959

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Lohrenz, Gerhard. (1959). Voth, Johann W. (1863-1942). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2017, from,_Johann_W._(1863-1942)&oldid=120799.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 859. All rights reserved.

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