Wolfganzen (Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France)
Wolfganzen, a village in Alsace, located about one mile northwest of Neuf-Brisach and 8 miles southeast of Colmar (coordinates: 48° 2′ 0″ N, 7° 31′ 0″ E); in 1909-1923 it was the seat of the Mennonite congregation which had earlier been called by various names (including Colmar and Muntzenheim, and which furnished the members for the two modern congregations of Colmar, formed 1920-22, and Neuf-Brisach, formed about the same time. The congregation met in an unoccupied school in the village until World War I, when the building was taken over for military purposes and the village made the town hall available. The elder was Benjamin Peterschmitt, who served 1891-1932, continuing at Neuf-Brisach after the congregation was formed. The membership of Wolfganzen was some 130.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 970. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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