Regier, Peter (d. 1779)
Peter Regier of Tralau (Feld), West Prussia: minister in the Heubuden Mennonite Church; son of Peter Regier and Margaretha Andres (b. 1718) and brother of Cornelius Regier. Peter died on 10 June 1779 in Tralau, West Prussia.
Peter was, along with his brother Cornelius, a minister (from ca. 1764) in the Heubuden Mennonite Church. His home was the scene of a meeting of the ministers of all the Mennonite congregations in West Prussia (Flemish and Frisian) held concerning participation in the ceremony of obeisance for Frederick the Great on 27 September 1772, in Marienburg, when a petition for the free exercise of religion and release from military service was presented to the King. From this year the two branches met together in an annual conference, usually held at Heubuden. In 1775 the Conference of East and West Prussian Mennonite Churches delegated elder Heinrich Donner, of Orlofferfelde, and Peter Regier to present to the King at Berlin a petition for the confirmation of the privileges and the remission of fees. Like his brother's, Peter Regier's work was conciliatory in an attempt to heal the breach between the Frisians and the Flemish. In 1774 he was censured by many in his Flemish congregation for preaching a guest sermon in a Frisian congregation.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 446.
Penner, Glenn. "Peter Regier and his family." Personal e-mail (8 November 2012).
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 274. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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