Tiessen, Peter (1765-1826)
Peter Tiessen, Jr. and Peter Tiessen, Sr., were ministers and elders of the Danzig Mennonite Church during the time of transition from the lay to the salaried ministry. Peter Tiessen Jr. was elected minister at the age of thirty-six, 17 August 1800, to help his father, Elder Peter Tiessen, who had been elected minister in 1774. It was during their ministry that the Frisian and the Flemish churches were united in 1808. When his father died on 17 March 1825, the son was elected elder. He died 1 October 1826, and was succeeded by Jacob van der Smissen, the first theologically trained minister of Danzig.
Mannhardt, Herman Gottlieb. Die Danziger Mennonitengemeinde: ihre Entstehung und ihre Geschichte von 1569-1919 : Denkschrift zur Erinnerung an das 350 jährigie Bestehen der Gemeinde und an die Jahrhundertfeier unseres Kirchenbaus am 14. September 1919. Danzig: Danziger Mennonitengemeinde, 1919: 134-135, 151-157.
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Krahn, Cornelius. "Tiessen, Peter (1765-1826)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiessen,_Peter_(1765-1826)&oldid=85568.
Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Tiessen, Peter (1765-1826). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tiessen,_Peter_(1765-1826)&oldid=85568.
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