Regier, Heinrich H. (1855-1933)

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Heinrich H. Regier (1855-1933), post card, ca. 1930.
Source: Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College, North Newton, KS: Photo Collection 2011-0044

Heinrich H. Regier: Mennonite (General Conference Mennonite) elder; born 12 September 1855 at Alexanderkrone in the Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia. Heinrich was the son of Heinrich Regehr (b. 30 November 1832) and Justina (Reimer) Regehr (17 April 1832 - 17 February 1878, Mountain Lake, Minnesota, USA). He married Maria Görtzen (21 April 1863, Schönwiese, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, South Russia - 20 June 1934) on 30 March 1884. Maria was the daughter of Wilhelm Görtzen (1825-1906) and Anna (Siemens) Görtzen (1833-1909). Heinrich died on 31 December 1833 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

Heinrich immigrated to America from Russia in July 1876 and settled in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He attended the Baptist Theological Seminary at Rochester, New York. In 1888 he became the first minister of the Bethel Mennonite Church, and elder on 18 November 1890. On 1 January 1927 he resigned from his office. He baptized 157 candidates, ordained 12 elders, and served on the aid committee of the General Conference for many years.


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Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published September 2013

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