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Balzer (Baltzer) is a Mennonite family name of the Frisian group in the Vistula Valley, West Prussia, first mentioned at Montau in 1685. In West Prussia 19 families of this name were counted in 1776, and 27 persons in 1935. Members of this family migrated to Poland, Russia (Molotschna), and America.

See Balzer, Heinrich (1800-1846); Balzer, Peter V.Balzer, Jacob J. (1860-1946); Balzer, Peter (1847-1909)

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1953

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Reimer, Gustav. "Balzer (Baltzer) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 31 Mar 2015.

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Reimer, Gustav. (1953). Balzer (Baltzer) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 217. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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