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Peter Wedel (1769-?) was born 4 February 1769, the son of Benjamin Wedel (1742-85) and Trincke Schmidt, and a brother of Benjamin Wedel (1766-1813) (see additional information for further information regarding Peter's family).. At the age of 16 he was baptized on 21 August 1785 and in 1791 married Maricke Bethcken of Neu-Dessau near Driesen. At the age of 30 he was elected minister and in 1809 elder of the Przechovka Mennonite Church near Schwetz. He lived at Konopat.

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Duerksen, J. A. "Przechowka and Alexanderwohl." Mennonite Life X (April 1955): 76.

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #81631.

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The parents of Peter were Benjamin Wedel (27 October 1742 - 4 January 1785) and Trincke Schmidt (7 July 1743, Deutsch Konopat, Prussia - 22 April 1808).

The wife of Peter was Maricke Bethcke, daughter of Adam Bethcke and Stiencke (Penner) Bethcke.

Peter and Maricke had four children: Maria, Peter, Benjamin, and Heinrich.


Author(s) Jacob A. Duerksen
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published August 2007


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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Wedel, Peter (1769-?)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2007. Web. 30 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wedel,_Peter_(1769-%3F)&oldid=132651.

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Duerksen, Jacob A. and Richard D. Thiessen. (August 2007). Wedel, Peter (1769-?). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wedel,_Peter_(1769-%3F)&oldid=132651.




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