Schroeder, Johann (1815-1899)
Johann Schroeder (1815-1899), the second elder of the Gnadenberg Mennonite Church of Michalin, Polish Russia, was born in Michalin in May 1815, a son of Johann and Rebecca Isaac Schröder. He was baptized in 1833, and elected minister of the congregation in 1848, and ordained elder 17 September 1852 (the Christlicher Bundesbote states that he was elected minister 1843 and elder the following year). He married Helena Nickel on 25 May 1847, and with the entire Michalin congregation he and his family came to America in 1874, settling east of Newton, Kansas, where he continued as elder of the congregation, which was renamed the Gnadenberg Mennonite Church (General Mennonite Conference), established in 1875 near Newton. Five children lived to maturity. Elder Schroeder died 19 April 1899.
Christlicher Bundesbote (8 June 1899).
Church Record of Gnadenberg Mennonite Church on deposit at Bethel College Historical Library.
Namensverzeichniss der . . . Mennoniten-Gemeinden. Danzig, 1857.
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