Bartel, Rudolf (1875-1939)

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Rudolf Bartel, b. 18 April 1875, at Deutsch-Kazun, near Warsaw, Poland, was married to Eleonore Bartel in 1904. He was chosen minister of the Deutsch-Kazun Mennonite Church in 1911, and ordained elder the following year. The burdens of the elder during the trying years of World War I and after were heavy. During World War II all male members of the congregation from 17 to 60 years of age were sent by the Poles to the Bereza-Katuska prison. Elder Rudolf Bartel was seized by Polish soldiers on 7 September 1939 and shot. Most of the family were killed by a German bombing attack early in the war. In the 1950s one daughter lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Göttner, Erich. "Aeltester Rudolf Bartel, Deutsch-Kazun." Gemeinde-Kalender (1941): 89-93.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1953

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1953). Bartel, Rudolf (1875-1939). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 December 2023, from,_Rudolf_(1875-1939)&oldid=75197.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 239. All rights reserved.

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