Donauwörth (Freistaat Bayern, Germany)
Donauwörth is a district of Swabia and Neuburg, Bavaria. At the beginning of the 19th century Alsatian Amish Mennonites settled here, all of whom except a few families later moved away. Since the 1890s Mennonites, mostly from the Neckar region of Baden, settled here as leaseholders or owners of farms. The following farms in Donauwörth were occupied by Mennonites in 1921: Bartelstock, Bäldleschweige, Ellgau, Hellmaringen, Herrlehof, Hygstetten, Markt, and Urfahrhof. They were at first a part of the Ingolstadt congregation. But as they became more widely scattered they found it increasingly difficult to assemble there, and in 1914 formed their own congregation with its center at Donauwörth. In 1928 the congregation (67 souls) was renamed as the Augsburg congregation, having moved its place of meeting to Augsburg.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: I, 461.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 83. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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