Wedel, Benjamin (1766-1813)

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Benjamin Wedel was born 7 August 1766, the son of Benjamin Wedel (1742-85) and Trincke Schmidt (see additional information for further information regarding Benjamin's family). He was baptized at the age of 17 and on 13 November 1785, was married to Sarcke Ratzlaff. He served the Przechovka Mennonite Church as minister from 1791 and as elder 1794-1809. He died 14 April 1813.


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

GRANDMA = GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #47896.

Additional Information

The parents of Benjamin were Benjamin Wedel (27 October 1742 - 4 January 1785) and Trincke (Schmidt) Wedel (7 July 1743, Deutsch Konopat, Prussia - 22 April 1808).

The wife of Benjamin was Sarcke Ratzlaff (23 October 1764 - 3 January 1848), the daughter of Hinrich Ratzlaff (1732-1768) and Sarcke (Ratzlaff) Ratzlaff (1730-1809).

Benjamin and Sarcke had the following children: Maricke, Anna, Peter, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Efcke. Two other children died in infancy.

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

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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Wedel, Benjamin (1766-1813)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2007. Web. 22 Sep 2018.,_Benjamin_(1766-1813)&oldid=61892.

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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. (August 2007). Wedel, Benjamin (1766-1813). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2018, from,_Benjamin_(1766-1813)&oldid=61892.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 907. All rights reserved.

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