File 41 - Heinrich Donner, Ohrloffelde

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CA MHC PP-Volume 6523-41

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Heinrich Donner, Ohrloffelde

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  • 1783, 1818, 1839 (Creation)

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(1735-1805)

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(1771-1830)

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(1807-1860)

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Jacob Wall

Jacob Wall was born on May 15, 1807 in Neuendorf, Chortitza, S. Russia. His parents were Johann Wall and Gertrude Wiebe. In 1828 he married his first wife Judith Dueck. They had 7 children. After she died he married (in 1842) Helena Neufeld . They had another 3 children.

In 1847 he was listed as the head of a household in the Chortitza Colony. Apparently he was a miller with his own windmill. He kept an extensive diary from 1824 – 1860 in which he recorded many events that occurred in the Chortitza Colony. Jacob died May 3, 1860.

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1) Transcription of the copy of "Chronik aus dem Kirchenbuch der friesischen Mennonitengemeinde Ohrlofferfelde in Westpreußen"
2) Copy signed by Johan Donner, Ohrlofferfeld, 1818 (handwritten old script German)
3) Heinrich Donner's account of Hutterite history, written in 1783, copied by Jacob Wall, 1839.

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MHA Vol. 4355

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