Bartsch, Franz (1854-1931)

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Franz Bartsch, a Mennonite preacher in Lysanderhöh in the Russian province of Samara, author of the book, Unser Auszug nach Mittel-Asien (Halbstadt, 1907, 2nd ed., North Kildonan, Manitoba, 1948), in which he described the 1880 emigration of Mennonites of the Köppental congregation (Samara) to Khiva. Bartsch was in the first group of emigrants, but after a few years he returned to Samara.

Franz Bartsch's book was translated into English by Elizabeth Peters and Gerhard Ens and published in the Echo Historical Series No. 5 (Our Trek to Central Asia. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Published jointly by CMBC Publications and Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, 1993).


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 19-07 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2019: #1377858.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 128.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Alf Redekopp
Date Published November 2019

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 240. All rights reserved.

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