Christlicher Jugendfreund (Periodical)

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Christlicher Jugendfreund (1878-1951), the first youth periodical published anywhere in the Mennonite world, was established in January 1878 by S. D. Guengerich, an Old Order Amish layman of Amish, Iowa, as a private venture, taken over in 1881 by theMennonite Publishing Company of Elkhart, Indiana, and published by them until its sale to the Mennonite Publishing House of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, in 1908 and by them to the Rundschau Publishing House of Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Mennonite Brethren, later called Christian Press), in 1923. The last issue appeared 30 May 1951, after which a department was introduced in the Mennonitische Rundschau with the title Christlicher Jugendfreund.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1953

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Bender, Harold S. "Christlicher Jugendfreund (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 1 Dec 2023.

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Bender, Harold S. (1953). Christlicher Jugendfreund (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 December 2023, from


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 585. All rights reserved.

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