Wedel, Benjamin (1742-1785)

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Benjamin Wedel was born 27 October 1742, the son of Peter Wedel and Maricke Richert, and lived in the village of Przechovka, West Prussia (see additional information for further information regarding Benjamin's family). He was baptized at the age of 17 and on 4 November 1760, married Trincke Schmidt of Konopat. He was minister and elder of the Przechovka Mennonite Church near Schwetz. Two of his sons, Benjamin Wedel and Peter Wedel, were also elders of the same church. He died 4 January 1785.


Duerksen, J. A. "Przechowka and Alexanderwohl." Mennonite Life X (April 1955): 76.

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #81617.

Additional Information

The parents of Benjamin were Peter Wedel (20 November 1699 - 29 November 1757, Przechovka, West Prussia) and Maricke (Richerts) Wedel (30 November 1703, Przechovka, West Prussia - 1 January 1780). His father's brother was Elder Benjamin Wedel (ca. 1700-1759).

The wife of Benjamin was Trincke Schmidt (7 July 1743, Deutsch Konopat, Prussia - 22 April 1808), daughter of Ehrenst Schmidt (1699-1765) and Sarcke (Voth) Schmidt (1704-1760). They married 4 November 1760 in Przechovka, West Prussia.

Benjamin and Trincke had the following children: Benjamin, Peter, and Cornels.

Author(s) Jacob A. Duerksen
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published August 2007

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