Weydmann, Ernst (1837-1903)
Ernst Weydmann (1837-1903), a Mennonite preacher of Krefeld. He was the son of Leonhard Weydmann, and like his father he studied at the University and Mennonite Seminary of Amsterdam, where at this time the professors were Samuel Muller, conservative and a powerful personality; Sytse Hoekstra, a prominent Dutch Modernist; Jan van Gilse, and J. G. de Hoop Scheffer. Enst Weydmann succeeded his father and served his home congregation from 1866 to 1903. Like the former ministers, he worked in close co-operation with his Protestant colleagues; sometimes they exchanged pulpits. He was seriously interested in a union of the German Mennonites. In Ebensheim in 1874 an attempt at union failed, but in Berlin in 1886 the Vereinigung was organized. In that year Weydmann became the Krefeld representative of the Vereinigung and in 1896-1902 he served as chairman of its Consistorium. Weydmann published a new edition of the Christliche Lehre written by his father. Ernst Weydmann's Geschichte der Mennoniten bis zum z8. Jahrhundert was published posthumously in 1905.
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Fleischer, F. C. in Zondagsbode, 16 August 1903.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 521.
Mennonitischer Gemeinde-Kalender (formerly Christlicher Gemeinde-Kalender) (1892-) (1906): 115-118.
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