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Peter P. Neufeld: teacher and elder; born 4 December 1875 at Nepluyevka, Ukraine. He attended the Chortitza Zentralschule 1892-1896. After passing the teacher's examination at Alexandrovsk, he became teacher in the Rosental village school. In 1898 Neufeld married Helena Krahn. One daughter was born to them who latter resided in Winnipeg. Peter died at Chortitza on 21 January 1927. His wife died as a refugee, fleeing from Russia to Germany during World War II.

After teaching seven years at Rosental, Neufeld taught seven years at Schönwiese. In 1914 he was called to teach German at the Chortitza Mädchenschule. During the Russian Revolution he taught for two years in the Chortitza elementary school. On 26 June 1921 he observed his 25th anniversary as a teacher. On 2 November 1914 Neufeld was ordained as minister. On 17 (18) April 1922 he was ordained elder of the Chortitza Mennonite Church, after which he devoted his full time to his work in the church. Neufeld attended the last Bundeskonferenz in Moscow in 1925, at which time he was elected a member of the Kommission für kirchliche Angelegenheiten (KfK).

Peter was an unusually successful teacher, and an effective preacher and elder, who had acquired a very good education.

Bibliography

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 6.01 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2009: #494701.

Unser Blatt II, Schönsee, Russia: 1927, 214, 245, 279.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957


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