Collection 00/MF.MSS.139 - Wilhelm Lange Correspondence

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Wilhelm Lange Correspondence


  • 1815-1820 (Creation)

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Born 14 August 1765. Was a Lutheran from the Wartebruch near Landsberg (Gorzow Wielkopolski). Came to Brenkenhoffswalde around 1788-1790. Joined the Mennonites there.

Elected minister in 1802. Elected elder in 1810.

Migrated with the congregation to Russia in 1834, founding the Gnadenfeld congregation.

Died 20 September1841.

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Microfilmed letters from Lange to Peter Wedel. Location of some originals unknown.

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12 April 1815

5 June 1815

1 September 1816

11 March 1818

25 February 1819

one undated

30 July 1819

6 February 1820

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open for research use

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  • German

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SA.II.847 contains the original 12 April 1815 letter.

SA.II.91 contains the original 11 March 1818 letter, plus additional letters of 21 October 1818 and 16 August 1820.

MS.233 (Henry S. Goertzen papers) includes the original 5 June 1815 letter and an 1811 ordination sermon.

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SA.II.754 is Wilhelm Lange, “Confession oder kurze und einfaltige Glaubens-Bekaentenüsse derer Mennoniten in Preussen,” Brenkenhofswalder, 1678; document was owned by Wilhelm Lange who lived in Brenkenhofswalde but it probably predates him

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