Huthwohl (Hüthwohl) family

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Huthwohl (Hüthwohl) was a Mennonite family found in the Palatinate and Rheinhessen, Germany, in the 17th and 18th centuries. Valentin Huthwohl of Kriegsheim, probably a preacher, wrote a letter to the Mennonites in Amsterdam in 1671, informing them that 430 Swiss Mennonite refugees had come to the Palatinate, and asking their financial aid, which was liberally granted. Again in 1695 he asked for support. Gerhard Huthwohl was a preacher or elder of Heppenheim an der Wiese; in 1784, after the congregation for a long period had held its meetings in his house, he received support from the Dutch Mennonites to build a meetinghouse; again in 1802-1806 he asked the Dutch Mennonites for advice in meeting the requirements of the French occupation army, which compelled them to do military service. David Huthwohl was a preacher of the Erbesbüdesheim congregation in 1769-? and (obviously another) David Huthwohl of the Weierhof congregation 1791-?.

In the 18th century most members of the Huthwohl family immigrated to the United States, where they are called Heatwole.


Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, Nos. 1059, 1198, 1248, 1406, 1416, 1547, 1551; II, Nos. 2682-2684.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Huthwohl (Hüthwohl) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Sep 2022.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Huthwohl (Hüthwohl) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2022, from


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