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Stobbe Distillery in Tiegenhof, West Prussia.

A Mennonite family name since at least 1668, Stobbe was first recorded at Danzig and later also in Elbing, Montau and other West Prussian churches. Some members of this family were ministers in the church. Isaac Stobbe (1712-88), a shoemaker, became a preacher in 1751 and an elder in 1775 of the Frisian (Neugarten) congregation of Danzig. Erdmann Stobbe was also a preacher of the same church from 1786-ca. 1808. Johann Stobbe of Klein Lunau became a preacher in 1871 and elder between 1875-1906 of the Schönsee (Sosnovka) Mennonite Church. Peter Stobbe of Tiegenhof in the Gross-Werder was the founder of a famous distillery, which was in existence at least until 1945. As a result of the Russian emigrations, this Mennonite family name came to be found largely in North America.


Hoop Scheffer, J. G. de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, 1883-1884, vol. 1: nos. 1623, 1716 f., 1719; vol. 2: no. 2655.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam, 1731, 1743, 1755, etc.

Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1940: 118.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 635. All rights reserved.

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