Fast, Bernhard J. (1857-1917)
Bernhard J. Fast, Mennonite teacher and minister, was born 23 July 1857 Halbstadt, Russia, died 17 October 1917 in the Terek Mennonite settlement. Fast was a teacher for 27 years, and minister 10 years; he served as minister and leader of the Azov Forestry Service Camp for five years. He lived in village No. 7 of the Terek settlement and was killed by nomadic tribesmen.
Toews, A. A. Mennonitische Märtyrer, 2 vols. North Clearbrook, B.C., 1954: v. II, 189 ff.
Toews, C. P. Die Tereker Ansiedlung. Steinbach, Man., 1945: 22, 51 f.
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