Hamm, Abraham A. (1869-1934)
Abraham A. Hamm: minister; born 2 November 1869 in Ekaterinoslav, South Russia, the fourth of nine children of Abram Hamm (30 October 1842 – 8 January 1900) and Maria (Voth) Hamm (30 April 1843 – 9 October 1882). Abraham married Anna Braun (3 June 1869, Chortitza Mennonite Settlement, South Russia – 7 May 1942, Trail, British Columbia, Canada), daughter of Johann Braun (17 February 1835 – 13 April 1911) and Katharina (Krahn) Braun (3 February 1836 – 1 December 1919), on 8 April 1890. Abraham and Anna had eight children: Johann, Katarina, Jacob, Abram, Gerhard, Maria, Anna and Louise (a ninth died in infancy). Abraham died 8 December 1934 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
Abraham completed his elementary and high school education and became a teacher. He was baptized on 13 June 1888 and joined the Chortitza Mennonite Church. He taught school in the Chortitza Mennonite Settlement. During this time he was called and ordained to the ministry. The family later lived in Kondratyevka, Borissovo, South Russia and at the Anadol Forestry Camp. Abraham also owned a steam mill in Alexandrovka.
Abraham and Anna immigrated to Canada on 27 August 1923, settling first at Tiefengrund, Saskatchewan and later in Wymark, Saskatchewan and Provost, Alberta, before eventually settling in Renata, British Columbia. Here he served the Lord by visiting the settlers and ministering to them on Sundays.
Der Bote (24 June 1942): 4.
GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.02 ed. Fresno, CA:, 2010: #199406.
Peters, Gerhard I. Remember Our Leaders: Conference of Mennonites in Canada. (Clearbrook, BC: The Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, 1982).
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