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Aelt. Peter P. TOEWS

Aelt. Peter P. TOEWS[1]

Male 1841 - 1922  (81 years)

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  • Name Peter P. TOEWS 
    Prefix Aelt. 
    Born 5 Aug 1841  Fischau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 4 Jun 1861  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History One record gives his death date as 3 Nov. He was long the Aeltester of the Kleine Gemeinde. His old style birth date was 24 July, and marriage date 12 Nov. One record gives his birth date as 6 Aug. They raised a foster daughter, Anna Broeski Toews, 1869 - 1901 and a foster son, Isaak Wiens (1865-1938; #5628).
    Biography - First a Kleine Gemeinde elder, Peter Toews (24 July 1841-2 November 1922) later became a Church of God in Christ Mennonite elder. He was born at Fischau, Molotschna, South Russia, the youngest son of Johann Töws (1793-1873) and Elizabeth Harder. He joined the Kleine Gemeinde in 1861. On 12 November 1863, he was united in marriage with Anna Warkentin. He was ordained as a minister in 1866, and as elder in 1870.
    Toews was instrumental in unifying three factions of this denomination. In the early seventies he was sent to St. Petersburg and later to Yalta to interview the Tsar, and was prominent in the emigration movement to Canada. With the last 30 families of his group he sailed from Nikopol on 4 May 1875, and on 29 June arrived near Niverville along the Red River in Manitoba. He then settled in Grünfeld.
    Endowed with a keen craving for knowledge, Toews read and studied constantly and prayerfully, comparing the Scriptures with the works of earlier writers. With a large part of his flock he joined the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, (Holdeman Church) in 1882, and was ordained anew to the ministry on 11 January 1882. His sermons were clear and sound, as were also his many articles of Scripture exposition published in the Botschafter der Wahrheit. For many years he was editor of this publication, the official German-language organ of the denomination.
    Many of his numerous poems and pamphlet articles were published in periodicals. Many of his hymns are contained in the Liederbuch der Gemeinde Gottes, the first two editions of which he edited. He translated several works from the Dutch into the German language. He corresponded with a number of the leaders of his day, and he was a moderator of the general conference.
    Between 1900-11 he lived at Hochstadt, Manitoba, and on retiring from active service moved to Swalwell, Alberta. Although almost blind during the last years, he continued to study and write. He died on 2 November 1922, at the age of 81 years, after 56 years of consecrated service, and was buried in the Linden Mennonite Cemetery at Linden, Alberta.
    -From Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) 
    Immigration 18 Jun 1875  Prussian; Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Reference Number 245pe 
    Buried Abt Nov 1922  Linden Cemetery, Linden, Kneehill, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Nov 1922  Swalwell, Kneehill, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32013  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2017 

    Father Johann Cornelius TOEWS,   b. 25 Oct 1793, Tiegenhagen, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1873, Blumenhof, Borozenko Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Maria PLETT,   b. 30 Mar 1811, Fuerstenwerder, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1895, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1835  Schoenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F12039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna WARKENTIN,   b. 31 Jan 1843, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1925, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1863  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary TOEWS,   b. 17 Dec 1877
    Family ID F22335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1863 - Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1922 - Swalwell, Kneehill, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Toews, Peter P.-1841
    Toews, Peter P.-1841
    Only known picture of Aelt. Peter P. Toews (1841 - 1922)

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S35] Census of Canada, 1891, Hanover, Provencher, Manitoba, Canada; Pg. 1.

    3. [S191] Cornelius Toews Family, Pg. 2.

    4. [S360] Quebec Passenger Lists of Mennonite Immigrants to Manitoba: 1874 - 1880, by Barkman, Cathy Friesen, (published by the Hanover Steinbach Historical Society, Inc).

    5. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pg. 218.