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Schulteboat is the Low German name of a meeting of the Mennonite farmers of a village in Russia, Manitoba, Mexico, and Paraguay, under the leadership of the Schulze. The meeting included originally only the owners of farms but was later opened to other male members of the village. All questions pertaining to the economic, social, and cultural life of the village were acted upon at these meetings. Only religious matters were left in the hands of the ecclesiastical leaders. J. H. Janzen wrote a Low German play under the title Schulteboat which describes the activities of such a meeting.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Schulteboat." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Nov 2017.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Schulteboat. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2017, from


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 483. All rights reserved.

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