Gebietsamt (Russian, Volost; i.e., district government) was the name (German) of the authority established by Mennonites in Russia to govern a large settlement consisting of a number of villages; its head was the Oberschulze. This form of Mennonite district self-government was transplanted from the Mennonite settlements in Russia to Manitoba, Mexico, and South America.
See also Government of Mennonites in Russia
Francis, E. K. In Search of Utopia: the Mennonites in Manitoba. Altona, MB: D.W. Friesen & Sons, Ltd., 1955; Reprinted Steinbach, MB : Crossway Publications, 2001: 84 f., 90-96.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 441. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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