David Hofer (ca. 1877-April 6 (?), 1941) was chosen Hutterian Brethren preacher of the Milltown Bruderhof in Benard, Manitoba on 2 June 1907, and confirmed 10 October 1909. In 1937 he, together with Michael Waldner made a trip to Europe to aid Hutterites who were being expelled by the Nazis from the Rhönbruderhof in Western Germany; Hofer and Waldner also took the occasion to revisit their old Hutterite homesteads in central Europe. Hofer kept a detailed travel diary of the trip. He died in 1941, in the James Valley Bruderhof in Canada at the age of 64, having been in the ministry for 33 years.
"Hutterites Revisit European Homesteads: Excerpts from the Travel Diary of David Hofer," trans. and ed. by Robert Friedmann. Mennonite Quarterly Review 33 (October 1959): 305-322, 346.
Mow, Merrill. Torches Rekindled: The Bruderhof's Struggle for Renewal. Ulster Park, NY: Plough Publishing House, 1991.
Cite This Article
Decker, David. "Hofer, David (1877-1941)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 5 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hofer,_David_(1877-1941)&oldid=88070.
Decker, David. (1956). Hofer, David (1877-1941). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hofer,_David_(1877-1941)&oldid=88070.
Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.