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A Prussian Mennonite name of Dutch or [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] background, Loewen appeared in the church record of [[Danzig Mennonite Church (Gdansk, Poland)|Danzig]] as early as 1676. This name was found also in [[Tiegenhagen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Tiegenhagen]], [[Ladekopp (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Ladekopp]], [[Rosenort Mennonite Church (Rosenort, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Rosenort]], [[Fürstenwerder (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Fürstenwerder]], [[Heubuden (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Heubuden]], [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]], and [[Königsberg (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)|Königsberg]]. From Danzig and [[Prussia|Prussia]] the name was transplanted to [[Russia|Russia]], [[Canada|Canada]], the [[United States of America|United States]] and [[South America|South America]]. Some of the outstanding leaders in Russia and Canada were [[Loewen, Daniel Jakob (1872-1951)|Daniel J. Loewen]], [[Loewen, Gerhard (1863-1946)|Gerhard Loewen]], and Jacob A. Loewen.
 
A Prussian Mennonite name of Dutch or [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] background, Loewen appeared in the church record of [[Danzig Mennonite Church (Gdansk, Poland)|Danzig]] as early as 1676. This name was found also in [[Tiegenhagen (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Tiegenhagen]], [[Ladekopp (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Ladekopp]], [[Rosenort Mennonite Church (Rosenort, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Rosenort]], [[Fürstenwerder (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Fürstenwerder]], [[Heubuden (Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Heubuden]], [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]], and [[Königsberg (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)|Königsberg]]. From Danzig and [[Prussia|Prussia]] the name was transplanted to [[Russia|Russia]], [[Canada|Canada]], the [[United States of America|United States]] and [[South America|South America]]. Some of the outstanding leaders in Russia and Canada were [[Loewen, Daniel Jakob (1872-1951)|Daniel J. Loewen]], [[Loewen, Gerhard (1863-1946)|Gerhard Loewen]], and Jacob A. Loewen.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Reimer, Gustav E. <em>Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten</em>. Weierhof, 1940.
 
Reimer, Gustav E. <em>Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten</em>. Weierhof, 1940.
 
 
 
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A Prussian Mennonite name of Dutch or Flemish background, Loewen appeared in the church record of Danzig as early as 1676. This name was found also in Tiegenhagen, Ladekopp, Rosenort, Fürstenwerder, Heubuden, Elbing, and Königsberg. From Danzig and Prussia the name was transplanted to Russia, Canada, the United States and South America. Some of the outstanding leaders in Russia and Canada were Daniel J. Loewen, Gerhard Loewen, and Jacob A. Loewen.

Bibliography

Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1940.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Loewen (Löwen, Loewens, Leewen, Leewens, Liewens, Lieuens) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Loewen_(L%C3%B6wen,_Loewens,_Leewen,_Leewens,_Liewens,_Lieuens)_family&oldid=89041.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Loewen (Löwen, Loewens, Leewen, Leewens, Liewens, Lieuens) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Loewen_(L%C3%B6wen,_Loewens,_Leewen,_Leewens,_Liewens,_Lieuens)_family&oldid=89041.




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