Dirk Warkentin: elder and minister of the Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church, Molotschna Mennonite settlement, South Russia; born 7 December 1815, the fourth of six children of Dirk Johann Warkentin (1788-1837) and Susanna (Friesen) Warkentin (1785-1819). Dirk was married to Maria Schwarz (1817-1881) and they had eight children (see additional information for further information regarding Dirk's family). Dirk died 11 December 1869.
Dirk was elected to the ministry of the Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church in 1841, and succeeded Jacob Warkentin as elder in 1842 when Jacob Warkentin was forced to resign.
Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga". 1911: 113, 119, 704.
Görz, Heinrich. Die Molotschnaer Ansiedlung. Steinbach, 1951: 58 ff.
GRANDMA = GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.02 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006: #265629.
 Additional Information
The parents of Dirk were Dirk Johann Warkentin (10 November 1788 – 10 April 1837) and Susanna (Friesen) Warkentin (10 December 1785, Tiegenhagen, Gross Werder, Prussia – 20 December 1819, South Russia). After Susanna’s death, Dirk’s father married for the second time to Anganetha Wiens (12 September 1797, Zieskendorf, Dirschau, Prussia – 28 January 1860) and they had seven children.
Dirk and Maria had eight children: Maria, Gerhard, Dietrich, Abram, Susanna, Cornelia, Jacob, and Johann. After Dirk’s death, his widow Maria married for the second time to Gerhard Fast.
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||June 2007|
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