Johann W. Dueck was a man of many talents. His father had opened a bookstore in Grünfeld which Johann took over when he died in 1887. Within the year Johann had moved his bookstore to Steinbach where he operated it out of H. W. Reimer's store. Johann finished elementary school at the age of 14 and then taught himself English. In addition to working his own farm and operating his book shop, Johann also became a school teacher. In total, he taught for 19 years. Two of those years he taught in Neuanlage near Gretna where he attended teacher training school during the 1890's. He then taught in Rosenort and Rosenhof for 17 years. For 29 years Johann served as song leader in his church. He also served the community as an auctioneer. In spite of living a very full life, Johann found time to write extensively about his family, his life and the world he lived in, leaving a valuable legacy for future generations when he died on19 June 1932.
Dueck, John W. Prairie Pioneer: The Writings of John W. Dueck. Rosenort, Manitoba: John W. Dueck Book Committee, 1995.
"Johann W. Dueck (1865-1932)." Preservings No. 9, Part I (December 1996): 29.
|Author(s)||Sharon H. H Brown|
|Date Published||April 2006|
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Brown, Sharon H. H. "Dueck, Johann W. (1865-1932)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2006. Web. 9 Feb 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dueck,_Johann_W._(1865-1932)&oldid=87111.
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