Reinfeld Mennonite Church (Slavgorod, Russia)

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Reinfeld Mennonite Church, located in the Slavgorod Mennonite settlement in Siberia, was composed of the residents of the eight villages of Reinfeld, Protassov, Alexeyfeld, Tiege, Gnadenfeld, Schontal, Nikolaipol, and Berezovka. The congregation was founded in 1908; its first leader was Franz Buller, who was one of the delegates to inspect the land for settlement. He was succeeded by Heinrich Sawatzky. Other ministers were Johann Bergmann, Gerhard Warkentin, Peter Zacharias, Peter Löwen, and Heinrich Sawatzky, Jr. After World War I the congregation remodeled a home in the village of Protassov into a church. Whether this congregation was revived after the death of Stalin in 1953 is not yet known.


Fast, Gerhard. In den Steppen Sibiriens. Rosthern, 1957: 70.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Reinfeld Mennonite Church (Slavgorod, Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Aug 2021.,_Russia)&oldid=84429.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Reinfeld Mennonite Church (Slavgorod, Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 August 2021, from,_Russia)&oldid=84429.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 279. All rights reserved.

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