Wedel, Peter (1769-?)

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Peter Wedel (1769-?) was born 4 February 1769, the son of Benjamin Wedel (1742-85) and Trincke Schmidt, and a brother of Benjamin Wedel (1766-1813) (see additional information for further information regarding Peter's family).. At the age of 16 he was baptized on 21 August 1785 and in 1791 married Maricke Bethcken of Neu-Dessau near Driesen. At the age of 30 he was elected minister and in 1809 elder of the Przechovka Mennonite Church near Schwetz. He lived at Konopat.


Duerksen, J. A. "Przechowka and Alexanderwohl." Mennonite Life X (April 1955): 76.

GRANDMA = GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #81631.

Additional Information

The parents of Peter were Benjamin Wedel (27 October 1742 - 4 January 1785) and Trincke Schmidt (7 July 1743, Deutsch Konopat, Prussia - 22 April 1808).

The wife of Peter was Maricke Bethcke, daughter of Adam Bethcke and Stiencke (Penner) Bethcke.

Peter and Maricke had four children: Maria, Peter, Benjamin, and Heinrich.

Author(s) Jacob A. Duerksen
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published August 2007

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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Wedel, Peter (1769-?)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2007. Web. 25 May 2018.,_Peter_(1769-%3F)&oldid=78703.

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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. (August 2007). Wedel, Peter (1769-?). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2018, from,_Peter_(1769-%3F)&oldid=78703.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 908. All rights reserved.

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