Warkentin, Dirk (1815-1869)
Dirk Warkentin: elder and minister of the Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church, Molotschna Mennonite settlement, South Russia; born 7 December 1815, the fourth of six children of Dirk Johann Warkentin (1788-1837) and Susanna (Friesen) Warkentin (1785-1819). Dirk was married to Maria Schwarz (1817-1881) and they had eight children (see additional information for further information regarding Dirk's family). Dirk died 11 December 1869.
Dirk was elected to the ministry of the Lichtenau-Petershagen Mennonite Church in 1841, and succeeded Jacob Warkentin as elder in 1842 when Jacob Warkentin was forced to resign.
Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga". 1911: 113, 119, 704.
Görz, Heinrich. Die Molotschnaer Ansiedlung. Steinbach, 1951: 58 ff.
GRANDMA = GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.02 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006: #265629.
The parents of Dirk were Dirk Johann Warkentin (10 November 1788 – 10 April 1837) and Susanna (Friesen) Warkentin (10 December 1785, Tiegenhagen, Gross Werder, Prussia – 20 December 1819, South Russia). After Susanna’s death, Dirk’s father married for the second time to Anganetha Wiens (12 September 1797, Zieskendorf, Dirschau, Prussia – 28 January 1860) and they had seven children.
Dirk and Maria had eight children: Maria, Gerhard, Dietrich, Abram, Susanna, Cornelia, Jacob, and Johann. After Dirk’s death, his widow Maria married for the second time to Gerhard Fast.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 889. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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