Heinrich August Neufeld, a Mennonite preacher, was born in Danzig 30 October 1826. He was educated at the universities of Halle and Leipzig, Germany, and lived for a while in Danzig, working on the new hymnal. He was ordained by Jakob Mannhardt on 17 April 1856 as pastor of the Ibersheim Mennonite church, serving there until 1869, and at Friedrichstadt 1869-99. In 1899 he retired and moved to Danzig to live with his sister, and died there on 19 October 1900. His sermons, which he had published in various Mennonite collections of sermons, as well as his numerous devotional articles in the Mennonitische Blätter bear eloquent witness of his childlike faith and depth of spirit (Menn. Bl., 1894, 14).
Worthy of note is Neufeld's appeal to all the Mennonite congregations in the Old World and the New (Menn. Bl., 1859, 23; 1860, 34) to raise an endowment in commemoration of the third centennial of the death of Menno Simons. He also wrote articles in appreciation of his colleagues Johann Risser, Jakob Ellenberger I, Johannes van der Smissen, and Jakob Mannhardt in the Mennonitische Blätter.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 211.
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