Dyck (Dueck, Dück, Dick, Dieck, von Dyck, van Dyck, von Dick, van den Dyck) family
A Mennonite family of Dutch descent in the Flemish congregations of West Prussia, Dyck was first mentioned in 1592. There were 119 families of this name listed in West Prussia (without Danzig) in 1776, 492 persons in 1910, 385 persons (with Elbing) in 1935. Members of these families later moved to Russia and North and South America.
Among the better-known European members of the family were Gerhard Dück or Dyck, elder of the Chortitza congregation from 1855, delegate to St. Petersburg 1871; Jacob Dieck or von Dieck, first elder of the Heubuden (West Prussia) congregation, 1728-1748; and Jacob Dyck, elder of the Chortitza congregation, whose pastoral letters written in 1846-1847 were published in 1900 by the Mennonitische Rundschau and separately. American members of the family included the following number of ministers by the 1950s: 21 Mennonite Brethren, four Kleine Gemeinde, two Evangelical Mennonite Brethren, 24 General Conference Mennonite, seven Old Colony Mennonite, and six in Paraguay.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 114. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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