Braun, Jakob J. (1791-1868)

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Jakob Braun, born 9 August 1791, died 15 December 1868, was the first elder of the Bergthal Mennonite settlement in South Russia (Ukraine). He was ordained as a minister in Schoeneberg, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement on 2 October 1824, and ordained as Ältester in Bergthal on 25 August 1840. He was succeeded by Gerhard Wiebe who led the total Bergthal Mennonite group to America. As a minister Braun had 300 funerals, 150 weddings, 60 communion services, baptized 797 members, and preached 900 sermons.


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.00 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1953

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Braun, Jakob J. (1791-1868)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 3 Aug 2021.,_Jakob_J._(1791-1868)&oldid=154244.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1953). Braun, Jakob J. (1791-1868). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 August 2021, from,_Jakob_J._(1791-1868)&oldid=154244.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 407-408. All rights reserved.

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