Waldner, Jakob (1838-1897)

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Jakob Waldner: a minister of the Hutterian Brethren; was born 16 January 1838, the son of Friedrich Waldner (20 February 1811, Radichev, Russia – 8 May 1914) and Barbara (Walter) Waldner (b. 22 October 1807, Radichev, Russia). He married Susanna Waldner (20 November 1839 – 23 October 1900), the daughter of Zacharias Waldner (13 November 1812, Radichev, Russia – 19 September 1873) and Rachel (Gross) Waldner (31 December 1810, Radichev, Russia – 2 June 1852, Hutterthal, Molotschna, South Russia), on 15 May 1858 and had one child, Michael (1860-1941). He died 16 August 1897, at the age of 59, having served in the ministry for 22 years.

Jakob was chosen in 1875 by the Bruderhof in Bon Homme, South Dakota to be a minister, and was confirmed 7 July 1877. By trade he was a smith and was one of the first to join the Schmiedeleut wing of the Hutterian Brethren, of which Michael Waldner (his wife's brother) and Jakob Hofer were ministers. Both of these men were blacksmiths in Russia. Jakob Waldner also served as a teacher for 14 years.


GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.00 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006: #519932.

Author(s) David Decker
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2007

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 877. All rights reserved.

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