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The vil­lage of Wiesenfeld, about 10 miles from the railroad station of Zaitsevo, Pavlograd district of the province of [[Ekaterinoslav Guberniya (Ukraine)|Ekaterinoslav]] (now Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), South Russia, was founded by members of the Gnadenfeld Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church in the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna settlement]], most of them from the [[Andreasfeld Mennonite Brethren Church (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Andreasfeld]] area, and the church became an affiliate of the Gnadenfeld church. When the [[Einlage Mennonite Brethren Church (Einlage, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Einlage M.B. Church]] became better established and more mem­bers arrived from this church, the congregation here affiliated itself with Einlage. The first minister of this group was Peter Friesen, a blacksmith and bonesetter. Later Jacob D. Reimer and Cornelius Reimer served as ministers. The congregation had at one time 107 members. Because of a misunder­standing the church was closed for some time during [[World War (1914-1918)|World War I]], but the right of public wor­ship was later reinstated. In 1919 during the [[Russian Revolution and Civil War|Revo­lution]] the entire village was destroyed by Machno bands and the church ceased to exist. Its last min­ister was Cornelius Reimer, the father of Jacob Reimer of Sardis, [[British Columbia (Canada)|British Columbia]].
 
The vil­lage of Wiesenfeld, about 10 miles from the railroad station of Zaitsevo, Pavlograd district of the province of [[Ekaterinoslav Guberniya (Ukraine)|Ekaterinoslav]] (now Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), South Russia, was founded by members of the Gnadenfeld Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church in the [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna settlement]], most of them from the [[Andreasfeld Mennonite Brethren Church (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Andreasfeld]] area, and the church became an affiliate of the Gnadenfeld church. When the [[Einlage Mennonite Brethren Church (Einlage, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Einlage M.B. Church]] became better established and more mem­bers arrived from this church, the congregation here affiliated itself with Einlage. The first minister of this group was Peter Friesen, a blacksmith and bonesetter. Later Jacob D. Reimer and Cornelius Reimer served as ministers. The congregation had at one time 107 members. Because of a misunder­standing the church was closed for some time during [[World War (1914-1918)|World War I]], but the right of public wor­ship was later reinstated. In 1919 during the [[Russian Revolution and Civil War|Revo­lution]] the entire village was destroyed by Machno bands and the church ceased to exist. Its last min­ister was Cornelius Reimer, the father of Jacob Reimer of Sardis, [[British Columbia (Canada)|British Columbia]].
 
 
 
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The vil­lage of Wiesenfeld, about 10 miles from the railroad station of Zaitsevo, Pavlograd district of the province of Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), South Russia, was founded by members of the Gnadenfeld Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church in the Molotschna settlement, most of them from the Andreasfeld area, and the church became an affiliate of the Gnadenfeld church. When the Einlage M.B. Church became better established and more mem­bers arrived from this church, the congregation here affiliated itself with Einlage. The first minister of this group was Peter Friesen, a blacksmith and bonesetter. Later Jacob D. Reimer and Cornelius Reimer served as ministers. The congregation had at one time 107 members. Because of a misunder­standing the church was closed for some time during World War I, but the right of public wor­ship was later reinstated. In 1919 during the Revo­lution the entire village was destroyed by Machno bands and the church ceased to exist. Its last min­ister was Cornelius Reimer, the father of Jacob Reimer of Sardis, British Columbia.


Author(s) P. H Berg
Date Published 1959


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Berg, P. H. "Wiesenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church (Wiesenfeld, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiesenfeld_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Wiesenfeld,_Dnipropetrovsk_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=86063.

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Berg, P. H. (1959). Wiesenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church (Wiesenfeld, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiesenfeld_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Wiesenfeld,_Dnipropetrovsk_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=86063.




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