Ministers and Deacons of the Montau-Gruppe Church in Prussia

The following list gives name, year of election to office of teacher, elder (bishop), deacon or preacher; date and place of birth,death of the ministers of one of the oldest Mennonite churches in West Prussia. During 1871 - 1921 Montau-Gruppe separated temporarily into two congregations.

References:
Leonhard Stobbe, Montau-Gruppe, 1918;
A. Goertz in Menn. Gem. Kalender 69, Karlsruhe 1969: 52-58;
Mennonite Quarterly Review (1976): 240;
Mennonite Encyclopedia, art. Montau;

ibidem = at the same place; b. = born; d. = died;

1.Hielscher Schmidt of Montau, Aeltester,probably a blacksmith of Silesian descent, empowered by the Harlem church about 1588 to depose elder Cryn Vormeulen (Quiring van der Meulen) of Danzig.
2.Hans Baltzer of Montau, elder probably since 1661, retired 1702, d. 25 Nov 1706, age 78.
3.Berent Balzer of Lubin, Lehrer, d. 1705.
4.Dirk Gertz of Gr.Lubin, Lehrer, d. 17 Mar 1706
5.George Knop of Montau, Lehrer, d. 24 April 1715.
6.David Schroeder of Montau,Aeltester,probably 1702-1706, b.3 Sep 1663 Montau, d.20 Sept.1736 Montau, son of Isaac S.
7.Zacharias Kerber of Gruppe, Lehrer 1706, d.18 Feb 1716.
8.Isaac Schroeder of Kompanie, Lehrer 1706,d.14 Dec 1723, age 44.
9.David Block of Montau, Lehrer 1714, Aeltester 1738, d.June 1756.
10.Adrian Dirks of Gross Sanskau, Lehrer 1714, d. 2 Apr 1753,age 66.
11.Heinrich Kliewer of Marsau, Lehrer 1725, d. 19 Oct 1736,age 50.
12.Franz Gertz of Muntau, Lehrer 1725, Aeltester 1756, d. Jan 1757.
14.Steffen Koerber, Lehrer 1737.
15.Peter Dirks of Niedergruppe, Lehrer 1737, d. 22 July 1765.
16.Clas Franz, Diakon 1737
17.Dirk Gertz, Diakon 1737.
18.Stefan Balzer of Dragas, Diakon 1737
19.Andreas Unrau of Dragas,Lehrer,mentioned 1739, d.12 Feb 1774,age 67 ys 1 mo.
20.David Block, Lehrer 1739
21.Abraham Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer 1754, Aeltester 1758, d. July 1781, age 63, son of David S.
22.Kohnert Baltzer of Gross Sanskau, Lehrer 1754, d.Jan 1757.
23.Hans Gertz of Neunhuben, Lehrer 1757, d.March 1767, son of Heinr.G.
24.Klass Ewert of Gr.Lubin, Lehrer 1757,d.2 Apr 1759, age 32, son of Jacob E.
25.Jakob Bartel of Gruppe, Diakon 1758, Lehrer 1759.
26.David Bartel of Companie, Diakon 1758
27.Peter Kerber of , Lehrer 1759, d.1773.
28.Steffen Baltzer of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer, mentioned 1759.
29.Jacob Bartel of Ober-Gruppe, Lehrer 1759,d. winter 1773/74.
30.Steffen Kerber of Klein Sanskau, Lehrer 1767, Aeltester 1781, d. 26 July 1800, age 68 ys 5 mo 15 ds, son of Peter K.
31.David Baltzer of Montau, Lehrer 1767, deposed 1 July 1770.
32.Cornelius Gertz of Nieder-Gruppe,Lehrer 1773, d. 4 July 1796, age 59 ys 9mo 6 ds, son of Dirk G.
33.Heinrich Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer 1774, d. 4 Sept 1793, age 58, son of Jan S.
34.Hans Kopper of Klein Sanskau, Lehrer 1774, d. after 1794 ?.
35.Heinrich Unrau of Montau,Lehrer 1774, d. 23 Nov 1774,age 34, son of Zacharias U.
36.Peter Unrau of Dragas, Lehrer 1776.
37.Abraham Gertz of Klein Lubin, Lehrer 1776.
38.Isaac Adrian of Gross Lubin, Lehrer 1783,d.7 July 1837, age 77 ys 9 mo.
39.Clas Gertz of Montau, Lehrer 1783,retired 1786, d.15 March 1812 Montau, 62 ys 2 mo 11 ds, son of Hinrich G.
40.David Martins of Ober-Gruppe, Lehrer 1794, d. 9 June 1795
41.Isaac Schroeder of Bratwin, Lehrer 1794,d. 18 Aug 1826, age 63 ys 8 mo, son Abraham S.
42.Heinrich Kohnert of Niedergruppe, Diakon 1794, d.28 Feb 1829, age 68 ys 9 mo.in?
43.Peter Kerber of Montau, Diakon 1794, Lehrer 1795, Aeltester 1801, d. 4 April 1814 Montau, age 54 ys 8 mo.
44.Johann Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer 1795, d. 9 Jan 1809 Dragas, son of?
45.Isaac Bartel of Neunhuben, Diakon 1795, Lehrer,d. 30 Nov 1805 ibidem.
46.Peter Goerz of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer 1801, d. 25 Apr 1813 ibidem, age 46.
47.Cornelius Baltzer of Montau, DiakLehrer 1801, d.21 July 1821, son of Franz B.
48.Peter Kerber of Montau, Lehrer 1801, Aeltester 1814, d. 1 May 1821 Montau, age 37, son of Stephan K.
49.Peter Kerber of Klein Sanskau, Lehrer 1806, d. 4 Dec 1807 ibidem, age 27, son of Stefan K.
50.Franz Goerz of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer 1806, d. 24 April 1814 ibidem, age 43 ys 2 mo.
51.Franz Kerber of Treul, Diakon 1809.
52.Cornelius Goerz of Dragas, Diakon 1809, b. 27 Apr 1788 Niedergruppe, d. 7 May 1848 Dragas, son of Cornelius G.
53.Gerhard Gertz of Montau, Diakon 1809, d. after 1818, son of Heinrich G.
54.Dirk Goertz of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer 1809, d.10 May 1842 ibidem, age 67 ys 12 mo 12 days.
55.Hans (Johann) Goertz of Kommerau, Lehrer 1814,Aeltester 1821, d. 29 Oct 1792 ibidem,d. 21 May 1829 ibidem,son of Johann G.
56.Peter Kliewer of Nieder-Gruppe, Diakon 1814,Lehrer 1816, d. 14 Aug 1814 ibidem, age 36 ys 5 mo, son of Heinrich K.
57.Peter Martens of Dragas, Lehrer 1816, d. 8 Dec 1840,age 50 ys 6 mo 7 ds, son of Peter M.
58.Franz Ewert of Sibsauerweide, Lehrer 1818, b.10 Nov 1787 Obergruppe, d. after 1835, son of Gils E.
59.Hans Goertz of Montau, Diakon 1819, d. 12 Oct 1837 Montau, age 68 ys 7 mo, S.d.Franz G.
60.Heinrich Dirks of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer 1825,d.31 Dec 1795 Obergruppe, d.15 April 1876 Niedergruppe,son of Heinrich D.
61.Peter Dirks of Montau, Diakon 1825, d.31 Aug 1871 Montau, age 72 ys 11 mo 20 ds.
62.Peter Foth of Kommerau, Lehrer 1826, Aeltester 1830,b. 19 Sept 1793 Niedergruppe,d.25 Feb 1850 Kommerau, son of little Heinrich Vodt.
63.Jakob Ewert of Gross Lubin, Diakon 1827, b.8 Dec 1802 Obergruppe ,d. 6 Oct 1888 Montau, son of Gils E.
64.Gerhard Franz I of Ober-Gruppe, Diakon 1829,b.26 Feb 1784 ibidem, d. 7 Oct 1857 ibidem, age 74 ys 2mo 15 ds.
65.Isaac Kopper of Klein Sanskau, Lehrer 1831,Aeltester 1850,b. 18 Jan 1809 Montau,d.13 Apr 1856 Klein Sanskau,son of Gerh.K.
66.David Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer 1831, b.11 Feeb 1800 Montau, d. 31 May 1860 Montau, son of David S.
67.Stephan Ewert of Parsken, 1836 Diakon,b.12 June 1805 Obergruppe, d. 26 June 1871 Parsken, son of Gils E.
68.Peter Bartel of Nieder-Gruppe, Lehrer 19 July 1840,Aeltester 1856,b.3 March 1813 ibid.,d.11 May 1879 ibid.,son of Kohnert B.
69.David Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer 1840, b.18 Apr 1816 Bratwin, d. 16 Oct 1878 Montau, son of Isaak S.
70.Johann Siewert of Kommerau, Diakon 1841,b. 16 Mar 1895 Obergruppe d. 21 Dec 1874 Kommerau,son of Heinrich S.
71.Stefan Boldt of Montau, Diakon 1842, b. 14 Oct 1789 Culm.Rossgarten, d.16 Dec 1862 Montau, son of Timon B.
72.Heinrich Ewert of Kommerau, Lehrer 1851, moved to Russia 1862, b.10 Sep 1817 Kl.Sibsau,d.17 April 1889 near Samara,son Franz E.
73.Peter Jantz of Montau, Lehrer 1851, b. 13 April 1820 in?, d. 16 Dec 1893 in ?,son of?
74.Jacob Goertz of Kommerau, Lehrer 1856, Aeltester for Gruppe 1880, b.16 Sept 1827 ibid.,d.3 Nov 1898 Culm.Rossgarten, son of Hans G. Nr.55
75.Jakob Wilhelm of Montau, Lehrer for Pastwa 1856 for Zwanzigerweide, 1880 for Gruppe, b.18 Sept 1821 in Neumuensterberg, d.23 Aug 1896 Jerszewo, son of Cornelius W.
76.Corn.Kliewer of Niederguppe, Diakon 1858, b.29 June 1817 ibidem d. 23 Mar 1877 ibidem, son of Peter K. Nr.56.
77.Jakob Gerbrandt of Kommerau, Lehrer 1851 in Obernessau and 1862 in Montau, b. 24 Nov 1817, d. 16 June 1886 Kommerau.
78.Stephan Kerber of Montau, Diakon 1870, refused to be Lehrer, b. 22 Aug 1802 Kl.Sanskau, d. 2 Dec 1870 Montau, son of Peter K. Nr.49.
79.Gerhard Kopper of Klein Sanskau, Lehrer 14 Sept 1871 for Montau,Aeltester 1880 for Montau, b.5 April 1840 ibidem,d.26 Sept 1928 Montau, son of Isaac K. Nr.65.
80.Johann Franz of Montau, Lehrer for Montau 1871, b.22 Feb 1824 Parsken, d. 29 Jan 1892 Montau, son of David F.
81.Heinrich Schroeder of Montau, Lehrer for Montau 14 Sept 1871,resigned, b.5 Feb 1824 Montau,d.17 Jan 1880 Montau,son of David S.
82.David Boldt of Montau, Diakon for Montau, b. 13 Jan 1829 Montau, d. 20 Sept 1900 Montau, son of Stephan B.
83.Peter Goerz of Montau, Diakon for Montau 1871, b.7 June 1844 Montau, d. 21 Feb 1912 Montau, son of Peter G.
84.Franz Ewert of Gruppe, Diakon for Gruppe 1875, b.25 Apr 1822 Niedergruppe,d.29 June 1886 ibidem,son of Zacharias E.
85.Peter Bartel of Ober-Gruppe, Diakon for Gruppe 1876, b.16 Dec 1833 Poln.Westphalen,d.23 Jan 1924 Niedergruppe, son of David B.
86.Johannes Bartel of Gross Lubin, Lehrer for Gruppe 1879, b. 11 Oct 1858 Niedergruppe, d. 11 Dec 1916 Elbing, son of Peter B. Nr.68.
87.Jakob Goertz of Culm.Rossgarten, Lehrer for Gruppe 1879,Aeltester for Gruppe 1900, b. 8 Nov 1849 Kommerau, d. 28 Feb 1924 Graudenz, son of Peter G.,grandson of Hans G.Nr.55.
88.Leonhard Stobbe of Montau, Lehrer for Montau 1880, b.2 Jan 1851 Gr.Lunau, d.14 Mar 1923 Danzig-Langfuhr,son of Johann S.
89.Bernhard Kopper of Montau, Lehrer for Montau 1880, b.19 Sep 1851 Kl.Sanskau, d.11 Mar 1916 Montau, son of Isaak K.Nr.65.
90.David Goertz of Dragas, Diakon for Gruppe 1886, b.31 Aug 1852 Kommerau, d. 29 July 1915 Dragass, son of Peter G.
91.Bernhard Schroeder of Gr.Westphalen, Lehrer for Montau 1893, b. 8 July 1851 Kl.Lubin, d. 2 Jan 1898 Gr.Westphalen, son of Heinrich S.
92.Bernhard Franz of Montau, Lehrer for Montau 1893,b.14 Jan 1857 Obergruppe, d. 13 Mar 1945 Montau, son of Gerhard F.
93.Wilhelm Tyart of Dragas, Lehrer for Gruppe 1897, Aeltester 1926, b. 23 Nov 1868 Dragas, d.21 June 1932 Dragas, son of Johann T.
94.Johann Goertz of Kommerau, Lehrer for Gruppe 1897, b.25 Oct 1852 Kommerau, d. 10 July 1930 ibidem,son of Jakob G.Nr.74.
95.Heinrich Siebert of Graudenz, Lehrer for Zwanzigerweide 1898, in Gruppe 1910, b. 1 Dec 1858 in ?,d.28 Dec 1915 Graudenz, son of ?
96.Johann Schroeder of Montau, Diakon for Montau 1901, b.26 Feb 1842 Kl.Lunau ,d.16 June 1916 Graudenz, son of Peter S.
97.Heinrich Boldt of Montau, Diakon for Montau 1913, b.29 June 1854 Montau, d.23 June 1937 Montau,son of Stephan B., grandson of Nr.71.
98.Franz Ewert of Montau, Diakon for Montau 1913,b.30 Sep 1867 Montau, d.24 Sept 1934 Montau, son of Peter E.
99.Reinhold Nickel of Klein-Lubin, Diakon for Gruppe 1916, b.5 Feb 1876 Kl.Lubin, d.21 Oct 1957 Luetjenburg,son of Leonhard N.
100.Gerhard Goertz of Dt.Westphalen, Prediger 1924,b.16 Nov 1877 Culm.Rossgarten, d. 9 Mar 1951 Luechow, son of Jakob G.Nr.87.
101.Bernhard Kopper of Dragas, Prediger 1924,Aeltester 1934,b.18 Dec 1878 Obergruppe,d. 8 Apr 1968 Enkenbach,son of Heinrich K.
102.Bruno Nickel of Gr.Lubin, Prediger 1924, b.26 Mar 1882 ibidem, murdered 25 Sept 1939 by Poles near Lowitsch, son of Peter N.
103.Hermann Siebrand of Bratwin, Diakon 1925,b.15 Nov 1881 Jamerau, d. 13 May 1937 Danzig, son of Peter S.
104.Wilhelm Ewert of Obergruppe, Prediger 1932, b.12 Jan 1888 Obergruppe, d. 24 July 1975 Eneknbach, son of Wilhelm E.
105.Albert Goertz of Kommerau, Prediger 1932,b.7 June 1893 Kommerau, d. 31 Jan 1958 Luebbecke, son of Leonhard G.
106.Paul Kliewer of Montau, Prediger 1932, b.6 Sep 1894 Montau, d. 19 Dec 1956 Kaiserslautern, son of Franz K.
107.Heinrich Boldt of Montau, Diakon 1935, b.23 Julz 1894 Montau, d.4 Mar 1944 Montau, son of Heinrich B.Nr.97.
108.Richard Franz of Montau, Diakon 1935, b.20 Nov 1897 Montau, d. 31 July 1967 Halver/Sauerland, son of Hermann F.
109.Bernhard Franz of Gr.Lubin, Diakon 1937, b.26 Apr 1899 Gr.Lubin, d. 2 July 1959 Bramsche, son of Heinrich F.
110.Georg Boldt of Montau, Prediger 1941, b. 29 Apr 1893 Montau, emigrated to Calgary, Alberta, son of Heinrich.B Nr.97.



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