Fast, Jacob (ca. 1772-1820)

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Jacob Fast: elder of the Orloff-Petershagen Mennonite Church in the Molotschna Mennonite Settlement; born ca. 1772 in Prussia, the son of Jacob Fast. Jacob married Elisabeth Warkentin (b. ca. 1774) and they had eight children: Agatha, Jacob (died young), Elisabeth, Jacob, Abraham, Peter, Johann, and Anna. Jacob died on 9 November 1820 in Halbstadt.

Jacob immigrated from Neuteicherhinterfeld, Prussia to the Molotschna Mennonite Settlement in 1803 and settled in the village of Halbstadt. He was elected as a Minister in the Orloff Mennonite Church in 1805 and became Aeltester (Elder) in 1818, succeeding Jakob Enns. Fast served for only two years until his death in 1820.


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.06 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2011: #45044.

Schapansky, Henry. The Mennonite Migrations (and The Old Colony, Russia). New Westminster, BC: Henry Schapansky, 2006: 257.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2012

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