Löwen, Peter (1882-1955)
Peter Löwen: missionary and elder; born at Muntau, Molotschna Settlement, South Russia, on 2 April 1882, the son of Peter P. Löwen (28 May 1852 - 28 December 1921) and Maria (Rempel) Löwen (b. 8 May 1857).
On 8 July 1911 he married Emilie Fellmann (8 October 1888 - 10 June 1960), daughter of Michael Fellmann and Christine (Fellmann) Fellmann. They had eight children. Peter taught in the elementary school at Spat, Crimea, and at the age of 22 went to the Mission School of Neukirchen near Mors, Germany, after which he continued his education at Leiden, the Netherlands .
On 11 September 1911 Löwen was ordained as elder and missionary and worked for three years in the Dutch Mennonite mission of Sumatra, after which he returned because of the ill health of his wife. For forty years he served as a minister promoting missions among the Mennonites of South Germany. He served primarily at Donauwörth, Augsburg, Nürnberg, and Würzburg, where he died on 13 February 1955.
Obituary. Gemeindeblatt der Mennoniten (1 May 1955): 43.
Der Mennonit 9 (April 1955): 63.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 405. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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