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Hans Widmer, the son of Johann Jakob of Sumiswald in the Emmental, Switzerland, fled during the persecution of the 18th century to Voverence near Vaufrey, Doubs, in France. His wife was Katharina Graber of Huttwil. Hans Widmer was the pro­genitor of the widely ramified Mennonite Widmer families. Five sons and two daughters left numerous progeny, some of whom immigrated to America. His oldest son, Johannes, had 8 children, Peter had 11, Christian had 14, Daniel had 13, and Jakob had 8. Hans Widmer died at the age of 103.

Author(s) Samuel Geiser
Date Published 1959

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Geiser, Samuel. "Widmer, Hans (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Feb 2017.,_Hans_(18th_century)&oldid=86013.

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Geiser, Samuel. (1959). Widmer, Hans (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 February 2017, from,_Hans_(18th_century)&oldid=86013.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 943. All rights reserved.

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