Hübert, Johann (d. 1944)
Johann Hübert was born in Steinthal, Russia. After some study in Russia and Holland he was sent out in 1893 by the Dutch Mennonite Mission Association to its missionary fields in what then was called the Dutch East Indies; he settled at Kedungpendjalin on the island of Java, where he was active in teaching and evangelizing without interruption for a period of more than 15 years. He also founded a little hospital at Kedungpendjalin, of which he was the manager until 1938. In September 1908 he returned to Europe, visiting Holland, Germany, and Russia. In April 1910 he again went to his post. In the course of time his field considerably expanded, a number of new posts at Margakerto and other places being founded. In 1938 Hübert resigned because of advanced age. He was succeeded in this territory by Otto Stauffer. When Stauffer was arrested in 1940, Hübert served again until the Japanese invasion of Indonesia made all activities impossible in 1942. He died in Indonesia in 1944.
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