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Served in Moisejewka
Served in Sorotschin
Bonikowsky, Emil (married to Maria Zuzman)
Born 24 May 1881 in Poltanice, Poland. Served in Hortschtschik 1920-1923,
Novo-Rudnya 1923-26. To Canada in 1926, served in Saskatchewan. Died 20
Oct 1967 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, buried in Kelowna, B.C. Wife Maria was
born 28 Feb 1890 in Poland, and died 18 Aug 1959 in Kelowna.
From Germany; Brandt's sons were Baptist ministers in Germany later.
In Iwanowitsch at least 1905-1907. Jailed in Russia during the First World
Served in Cholosno
Born Pabjanice, Poland 6 Apr 1888. Ordained in Iwanowitsch 28 Aug 1909.
Served in Neudorf 1909-1910, Iwanowitsch/Pulin 1910-1915. In Russian jail
1915-1918. Goetze translated the Bible into Russian. He moved to Canada
in 1952, and died in Kitchener, Ont., on 7 Jan 1962.
Wrote book Baptist Church in Russia -- went to NAB seminary in Sioux
Falls, S.D., then Edmonton in 1968 or 1969, then returned to Germany, where
Jacksteit, Robert Julius (married to Bertha Klingsporn)
Robert was born in Ostpreussen in 1869, the son of Rudolf Jacksteit
and Amalie Dehring. The family moved to Volhynia when he was 10. He was
baptised by Braier in Neudorf when he was 15. Served for 12 years in Rosysce
(?) before being sent to Siberia in 1914; after the war, served two years
in Bishofswerder and Stalluponen, Ostpreussen before coming to America.
After some time in Rochester, New York, the family settled in Minitonas,
Served in Hortschtschik
Mohr, Eugen William
Born 11 Jun 1868 in Ostpreussen. Baptized in Hortschtschik in 1885
by S. Lehmann. Ordained in Neudorf in 1897 by Lehmann. Served Neudorf 1897-1907.
Russians jailed him in First World War, and he died in Samara in 1917.
The Baptist pioneer in Volhynia, Ondra started the church in Neudorf,
which grew to become the largest Baptist congregation in Volhynia.
Baptist pastor in Neudorf from about 1925-26 to spring 1934, when the
last sermon was allowed. He immediately fled the area, and soon after his
family was moved to the Don area. He surfaced there, and was sentenced
to eight years in prison. He died after two years.
Tiedtke, August (married to Wilhelmine Boehnert)
Founded the church in Iwanowitsch in 1885, and served there until his
death in 1897.
Born 22 Apr 1887 in Lodz, Poland. Served in Iwanowitsch 1920-1923.
Died 30 Dec 1944 in Lodz.
Served in Sorotchin
Wuerch, Eduard (married to Mathilde Wittermann)
Baptist pastor until 1925. Born Gnadenthal in 1868, the son of Andrew
Wuerch, and died in Vancouver, Canada on 26 Jun 1941. His wife Mathilde was born 16
February 1881, the daughter of Friedrich Wittermann, and died in Vancouver 19
Eduard was educated at the Rochester Theological Seminary in New York
from 1894-1899. His first church was Moisejewka, then Neudorf in 1909,
then Cholosno from 1925 to 1928. In fall, 1928 he went to Canada, and had
Ebenezer West church in Springside, Saskatchewan, then one in Fenwood,
Reinhold, who served in Radomysl, was a nephew of Eduard. He was
also a graduate of the Rochester Baptist Seminary in New York State.