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Johann Toews: Ältester of the Ladekopp Mennonite Church; born 10 February 1803 in Schönsee, West Prussia and died on 19 February 1887 in Fresenheim, Am Trakt Mennonite Settlement, Russia.

Johann was elected minister in the Ladekopp Mennonite Church in West Prussia in 1832 and Ältester (Elder) in 1853. He eventually (possibly in 1869) joined the Mennonites who migrated to Russia and established the Am Trakt Mennonite Settlement and church, of which Johann Wall was the elder. Johann Toews functioned as honorary elder. Little is known about his life.


Mennonitische Blätter (1860): 21; (1862): 15; (1867): 54; (1889): 59.

Goertz, Adalbert. "List of Mennonite Ministers in Prussia." 23 May 2005. Web. 6 November 2012.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Toews, Johann (1803-1887)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Apr 2017.,_Johann_(1803-1887)&oldid=85573.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Toews, Johann (1803-1887). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2017, from,_Johann_(1803-1887)&oldid=85573.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 1129-1130. All rights reserved.

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