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Heinrich Abram Ediger, born 6 November 1858, at Gnadenfeld, Molotschna, Russia, died 23 June 1943, Karlsruhe, Germany, publisher, editor, banker, and burgomaster of Berdyansk, South Russia, was the son of Abram Ediger, whose father, Salomon Peter Ediger, had come from Prussia to the Molotschna in 1819. Abram Ediger taught at Rosenhof, Melitopol district, 1861-1867, then moved to Berdyansk to start a business. The young Heinrich received his training under David Görz. He was graduated from the Gnadenfeld Zentralschule, taught for a number of years, and established a print shop and bookstore in Berdyansk, where he became a leading businessman and for a number of years the burgomaster. He was also co-editor of Der Botschafter and active in the Mennonite brotherhood of Russia. Ediger had three sons with a university training, Theodor, a historian, Harry, a lawyer, Alexander, the elder of the Schönsee Mennonite Church. After the Russian Revolution Ediger came to Germany and lived at Karlsruhe until his death. He published an article, "Meine Schulzeit bei Lehrer Heinrich Franz" (Bote, Nos. 20-25, 1930), and a book, Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (Karlsruhe, 1927).


Author(s) Benjamin H Unruh
Date Published 1956


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Unruh, Benjamin H. "Ediger, Heinrich Abram (1858-1943)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ediger,_Heinrich_Abram_(1858-1943)&oldid=87225.

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Unruh, Benjamin H. (1956). Ediger, Heinrich Abram (1858-1943). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ediger,_Heinrich_Abram_(1858-1943)&oldid=87225.




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