Dueck, John D. (1856-1918)
John D. Dueck, a son of John and Agatha (Dück) Dueck, was born on 3 August 1856, at Muntau, Russia. His mother died when he was 18 weeks old. His father then married Margaretha Reimer. He was reared in Russia, where he received a fair education. Immigrating to America in 1875, he settled near Steinbach, Manitoba. He married Margaretha Hiebert on 7 October 1877. Nine sons and six daughters were born to them. He was converted in his early years, and baptized on 25 December 1881, joining the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. He was ordained to the ministry on 6 January 1884. Soon after the ordination he moved to Gretna, Manitoba, to serve a small congregation. In 1887 he moved to Hillsboro, Kansas, and served the Alexanderfeld congregation until his death. Much of his time was spent in serving the church at large. In the early years he was appointed to serve different churches that did not have a residing minister, and was called to Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, and Manitoba for special services. He possessed a very amiable character. In his preaching he was emotional and blessed with an exceptional ability to unfold the love of God. He served as associate manager of the Botschafter der Wahrheit from the time it was founded in 1897 until 1900, when he became the editor and in that capacity served another 12 years. At the age of 61 years he died in his home near Hillsboro, Kansas, and was interred in the Alexanderfeld cemetery.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 106. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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