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Johann G. Wiens: missionary and Bible school teacher; born 3 August 1874 in Steinthal, [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna Mennonite Settlement]], South [[Russia|Russia]]. He was the youngest of twelve children of Gerhard Friedrich Wiens (13 February 1827–2 November 1876) and Susanna (Friesen) Wiens (3 April 1832–3 March 1907).  Johann married Helena Hildebrand (6 October 1877, [[Tiege (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Tiege]], Molotschna - 29 May 1968, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada) on 12 November 1896. She was the daughter of Heinrich Hildebrand and Elisabeth Klassen. Johann and Helena had a son, a daughter, and a foster daughter. Johann died 2 January 1951 in Winkler, Manitoba.
  
Source:  CMBS Photo Collection'']]     Johann G. Wiens: missionary and Bible school teacher; born 3 August 1874 in Steinthal, [[Molotschna Mennonite Settlement (Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Molotschna Colony]], South [[Russia|Russia]].  He was the youngest of seven children of Gerhard Wiens (13 February 1827–20 April 1875) and Susanna (Friesen) Wiens (3 April 1832–18 February 1901).  Johann married Helena Hildebrand (b. 6 October 1877, [[Tiege (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)|Tiege]], Molotschna Colony, South Russia) on 12 November 1896.  She was the daughter of Heinrich Hildebrand and Elisabeth Klassen.  Johann and Helena had two sons and a foster daughter.  After the death of his first wife, Johann married Helena Wiens (b. 1897, Blumenfeld, Schoenfeld, South Russia).  Johann died 2 January 1951.
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Johann received his elementary and [[Secondary Education|secondary education]] in his home community and attended the Baptist Seminary at Hamburg, [[Germany|Germany]] from 1899-1903. He was baptized in June 1900. Johann and Helene served a term as missionaries in [[India|India]] from 1904-10. In 1918 Wiens was the leader and teacher of the [[Tchongrav Mennonite Brethren Bible School (Tchongrav, Crimea, Ukraine)|Tchongrav Bible School]] in the [[Crimea (Ukraine)|Crimea]], positions he held until 1924.
  
Johann received his elementary and [[Secondary Education|secondary education]] in his home community and attended the Baptist Seminary at Hamburg, [[Germany|Germany]] from 1899-1903.  He was baptized in June 1900.  Johann and Helene served a term as missionaries in [[India|India]] from 1904-10. In 1918 he was the leader and teacher of the [[Tchongrav Mennonite Brethren Bible School (Tchongrav, Crimea, Ukraine)|Tchongrav Bible School]] in the [[Crimea (Ukraine)|Crimea]], positions he held until 1924. He migrated to [[Canada|Canada]] in 1926 where he taught at the[[Winkler Bible Institute (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)| Winkler Bible School]].
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Wiens immigrated to [[Canada|Canada]] in 1926 where he taught at the[[Winkler Bible Institute (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)| Winkler Bible School]], operated a garage in Winkler together with his son, and preached throughout the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren]] constituency in Canada and the U.S. when the school was not in session.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Friesen, P. M. <em>Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte</em>. Halbstadt, 1911: 567.
 
Friesen, P. M. <em>Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte</em>. Halbstadt, 1911: 567.
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GRANDMA (The '''G'''enealogical '''R'''egistry '''an'''d '''D'''atabase of '''M'''ennonite '''A'''ncestry) Database, 7.04 ed. Fresno, CA: [http://calmenno.org/index.htm" California Mennonite Historical Society], 2013: #63697.
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Lenzmann, Edwin. "GAMEO corrections." Personal email (22 December 2013).
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Reimer, Margaret. The Crimea Bible School, 1975.
  
 
Unruh, Abr. <em>Die Mennonitische Bibelschule zu Tschongraw, Krim, in Russland.</em>
 
Unruh, Abr. <em>Die Mennonitische Bibelschule zu Tschongraw, Krim, in Russland.</em>
  
 
Warkentin, A. <em>Who's Who Among the Mennonites</em>. North Newton, KS. 1943.
 
Warkentin, A. <em>Who's Who Among the Mennonites</em>. North Newton, KS. 1943.
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Wiens Frank J., Hans J. Wiens, and Harold J. Wiens. ''The Wiens Family Legacy: Descendants of Gerhard Friedrich Wiens.'' S.I.: s.n., 200-.
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=== Archival Records ===
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The personal papers of Johann G. Wiens are with his nephew, Harold A. Wiens in Winnipeg, MB.
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Johann G. Wiens
Source:  CMBS Photo Collection

Johann G. Wiens: missionary and Bible school teacher; born 3 August 1874 in Steinthal, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia. He was the youngest of twelve children of Gerhard Friedrich Wiens (13 February 1827–2 November 1876) and Susanna (Friesen) Wiens (3 April 1832–3 March 1907).  Johann married Helena Hildebrand (6 October 1877, Tiege, Molotschna - 29 May 1968, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada) on 12 November 1896. She was the daughter of Heinrich Hildebrand and Elisabeth Klassen. Johann and Helena had a son, a daughter, and a foster daughter. Johann died 2 January 1951 in Winkler, Manitoba.

Johann received his elementary and secondary education in his home community and attended the Baptist Seminary at Hamburg, Germany from 1899-1903. He was baptized in June 1900. Johann and Helene served a term as missionaries in India from 1904-10. In 1918 Wiens was the leader and teacher of the Tchongrav Bible School in the Crimea, positions he held until 1924.

Wiens immigrated to Canada in 1926 where he taught at the Winkler Bible School, operated a garage in Winkler together with his son, and preached throughout the Mennonite Brethren constituency in Canada and the U.S. when the school was not in session.

[edit] Bibliography

Friesen, P. M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt, 1911: 567.

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 7.04 ed. Fresno, CA: " California Mennonite Historical Society, 2013: #63697.

Lenzmann, Edwin. "GAMEO corrections." Personal email (22 December 2013).

Reimer, Margaret. The Crimea Bible School, 1975.

Unruh, Abr. Die Mennonitische Bibelschule zu Tschongraw, Krim, in Russland.

Warkentin, A. Who's Who Among the Mennonites. North Newton, KS. 1943.

Wiens Frank J., Hans J. Wiens, and Harold J. Wiens. The Wiens Family Legacy: Descendants of Gerhard Friedrich Wiens. S.I.: s.n., 200-.

[edit] Archival Records

The personal papers of Johann G. Wiens are with his nephew, Harold A. Wiens in Winnipeg, MB.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published December 2013


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Krahn, Cornelius and Richard D. Thiessen. "Wiens, Johann G. (1874-1951)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2013. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiens,_Johann_G._(1874-1951)&oldid=105303.

APA style

Krahn, Cornelius and Richard D. Thiessen. (December 2013). Wiens, Johann G. (1874-1951). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiens,_Johann_G._(1874-1951)&oldid=105303.




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