Molotschna Fire Insurance

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Molotschna Fire Insurance, Molotschna Mennonite settlement, South Russia, was organized in the early days of the settlement on principles established earlier among the Mennonites of Prussia. Each village had a fire warden (Brandschulze), and each district (volost) a fire marshal (Brandältester). A special commission inspected the houses to see whether they were built and maintained in line with the instructions of the fire insurance organization. Every village had and maintained a fire engine located in a special building in the center of the village next to the school.


Goerz, H. Die Molotschnaer Ansiedlung. Steinbach, MB: Echo-Verlag, 1951: 184.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 737-738. All rights reserved.

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