Neufeld, Gerhard (1827-1916)

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Gerhard and Justina (Loewen) Neufeld.
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Gerhard Neufeld: minister and elder; born 23 October 1827 in Fürstenau, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia. He was the son of Peter Neufeld (12 April 1789, Neukirch, Gross Werder, Prussia – 17 January 1846, Fürstenau, Molotschna, South Russia) and Katharina (Peters) Neufeld (26 December 1789 – 28 December 1852, Fürstenau, Molotschna, South Russia). He was the youngest of 7 children. Gerhard married Anna Teichroew (10 November 1830, Wernersdorf, Molotschna – 14 March 1869, Fürstenau, Molotschna) on 24 January 1850 in Wernersdorf, Molotschna. She was the daughter of Peter Johann Teichroew (ca. 1794-1839) and Justina (Friesen) Teichroew (ca. 1797-1843). Gerhard and Anna had six children: Katharina, Anna, Maria, Gerhard, Peter, and Heinrich. After Anna’s death, Gerhard married Justina (Loewen) Bergen (1 March 1826, Tiegenhagen, Molotschna, South Russia - 11 January 1905, Mountain Lake, Minnesota, USA) on 13 November 1875. Gerhard died on 15 December 1916 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, where he was buried.

Gerhard was baptized in 1847 in Schönsee, Molotschna, South Russia. He became a minister in 1869 and upon his arrival in Mountain Lake, Minnesota in 1878, was elected elder of the First Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake. He was installed by Elder Gerhard Wiebe of Manitoba. Neufeld served for 32 years, retiring in 1910.


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 7.02 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2013: #42474.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published September 2013

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