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Friesen, Peter M. <em>Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte</em>. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft “Raduga“, 1911: 132.
 
Friesen, Peter M. <em>Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte</em>. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft “Raduga“, 1911: 132.
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 v. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 638.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 v. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 638.
 
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Felsenthal was a large Mennonite estate on the Molotschna River in South Russia, founded in 1820 by David Reimer, the father of Jakob R. Reimer. It took its name from the granite ridges that follow the valley, through which flows a stream fed by a perpetual spring. Felsenthal was known for its orchards and nurseries, which sold trees everywhere. For a time this estate was the center of a mystical group which engaged in a life of contemplation. They were incorrectly called Quakers. The name "Gichtelianer" describes them better.

Bibliography

Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft “Raduga“, 1911: 132.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 638.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956


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Neff, Christian. "Felsenthal (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 3 Aug 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Felsenthal_(Molotschna_Mennonite_Settlement,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=94624.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Felsenthal (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 August 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Felsenthal_(Molotschna_Mennonite_Settlement,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=94624.




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