Saxe-Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Saxe-Weimar, a middle German duchy with Weimar as capital (incorporated into Thuringia in 1920), is of interest to Mennonites because of a short-lived settlement of four families about 1780 resulting from attempts of Duke Karl August to improve the agriculture of his land by bringing in skilled Mennonite farmers. The four families, probably from Hesse-Darmstadt, were settled as renters on state lands at Wasungen (Kameralgut Zillebach). Goethe, then in the ducal service, commented in a letter on the keen business ability of the Mennonites.
Correll, Ernst. Das Schweizerische Taufermennonitentum. Tubingen, 1925: 130 f.
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