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Potzbach, a somewhat remote village in the north­ern Palatinate, Germany, between Otterberg and Winnweiler, where since the beginning of the 18th century several Mennonite families had been located who were members of the Sembach Mennonite congregation. Deacon "Weissebutzbach," who is named by Ernst Müller (Berner Täufer, 212), was Hans Weiss of Potzbach, who was one of the first leaders and deacons of the Sembach congregation. Until 1784 there was a Mennonite ceme­tery in Potzbach. The group here has greatly de­clined, partly through emigration and partly through mixed marriages and transfers of member­ships to other churches. Some families, such as Beutler and Fuchs, have died out. In 1951 the names Bally, Blickensdörfer, and Krehbiel were still represented.

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Crous, Ernst. "Mennoniten im Regierungsbezirk Trier 1827-1870." Mennonitischer Gemeinde-Kalender (1940): 62-73.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 386.


Author(s) Gerhard Hein
Date Published 1959


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Hein, Gerhard. "Potzbach (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 3 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Potzbach_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=118683.

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Hein, Gerhard. (1959). Potzbach (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Potzbach_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=118683.




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