Andres (Andreas, Androes, Andresen) family

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This Mennonite family name was found among the Mennonites of West Prussia and appeared in rural Flemish congregations. It is derived from the first name Andreas. It was first mentioned in 1638 at Schmerblock. In West Prussia six families of this name were counted in 1776 (without Danzig), and 56 individuals in 1935 (without Elbing). At least four families migrated to Russia and another three from West Prussia to North America. Leading European members of the family included Cornelius Andres, elder of the Grosswerder congregation, 1736-1741; and Johann Andres, elder of the Elbing-Ellerwald congregation, 1846-1869, who emigrated with a group to Beatrice, Nebraska, in 1876. The genealogy of the Andres family was compiled by Anna Andres, formerly of Fürstenwerder, West Prussia (in manuscript). H. J. Andres was administrator of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kansas. Members of the Andres family are located also in Nebraska, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, as well as in other North American Mennonite communities.


Penner, Glenn. “The Complete 1776 Census of Mennonites in West Prussia” Mennonite Genealogical Resources (, viewed 18 June 2018.

Penner, Horst. Die ost-und westpreussischen Mennoniten. Karlsruhe, 1978: appendix 7.

Peters, Victor and Jack Thiessen. Mennonitische Namen Mennonite Names. Marburg: G.J. Elwert Verlag, 1987.

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Glenn Penner
Date Published June 2018

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Reimer, Gustav and Glenn Penner. "Andres (Andreas, Androes, Andresen) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.,_Androes,_Andresen)_family&oldid=160899.

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Reimer, Gustav and Glenn Penner. (June 2018). Andres (Andreas, Androes, Andresen) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 October 2021, from,_Androes,_Andresen)_family&oldid=160899.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 121. All rights reserved.

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