Neukirch Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)
Neukirch Mennonite Church in the Molotschna Mennonite settlement, Ukraine, was organized in 1863. A church building was erected in 1865. Heinrich Harder was the first leader of the congregation. Originally the church was associated with the Orloff Mennonite Church and was under the spiritual guidance of Elder Abraham Görz. When and to what an extent this congregation became independent is not quite definite. In 1905, in addition to the two leading ministers, the congregation was served by Cornelius Fast, Abraham Harder, Jacob Thiessen, Gerhard Epp, Jacob Wiens, and Abraham Dück. At that time the congregation had a membership of 402 and a total population of 890. Little is known about the later development of the congregation.
Dirks, Heinrich. Statistik der Mennonitengemeinden in Russland Ende 1905 (Anhang zum Mennonitischen Jahrbuche 1904/05). Gnadenfeld: Dirks, 1905: 16, 62.
Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga", 1911: 703 f.
Neuer Haus- und Landwirtschafts-Kalender für deutsche Ansiedler im südlichen Russland (1911): 111.
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