Jakob received his education at Rückenau and the Halbstadt Zentralschule and was a teacher at Tiegerweide, Molotschna. He served as a teacher for 20 years. In 1901 Jakob Wiens was elected minister and in 1911 he succeeded Abram Görz as elder of Orloff-Neukirch Mennonite Church. In 1924 he left Russia and arrived at Waterloo, Ontario. On 16 August he proceeded to Herschel, Saskatchewan, and there founded the Ebenfeld Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite Church). He also served in the surrounding communities of Luseland, Superb, and Kindersley-Glydden, which were subsidiaries of the Ebenfeld church.
GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.06 ed. Fresno, CA:, 2011: #267403.
Rempel, J. G. Fünfzig Jahre Konferenzbestrebungen 1902-1952, 2 vols. Steinbach, MB, 1952: v. I, 198.
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||March 2012|
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