Bartsch, Franz (1854-1931)
Franz Bartsch, a Mennonite preacher in Lysanderhöh in the Russian province of Samara, author of the book, Unser Auszug nach Mittel-Asien (Halbstadt, 1907, 2nd ed., North Kildonan, Manitoba, 1948), in which he described the 1880 emigration of Mennonites of the Köppental congregation (Samara) to Khiva. Bartsch was in the first group of emigrants, but after a few years he returned to Samara.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 128.
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