Paul Tschetter: The Story of a Hutterite Immigrant Leader, Pioneer, and Pastor

Paul Tschetter: The Story of a Hutterite Immigrant Leader, Pioneer, and Pastor

by Rod Janzen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606081341
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2009
Series: Princeton Theological Monographs
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rod Janzen is Distinguished Scholar and Professor of History at Fresno Pacific University. He is the author of The Prairie People: Forgotten Anabaptists (1999) and The Rise and Fall of Synanon: A California Utopia (2001).

Table of Contents

Tables and Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Paul Tschetter, the Hutterite Joshua 1

2 The Hutterites 9

3 Growing up in Ukraine 25

4 The Journey to North America 48

5 Immigration 84

6 A New Life in Dakota Territory 113

7 Paul Tschetter and the Hutterite Colonies 131

8 Leading the Neu Hutterthaler Church 142

9 The Evangelical Alternative 172

10 The Final Years 189

11 The Legacy of Paul Tschetter 218

Appendix A Paul Tschetter's Summer 1873 Diary 227

Appendix B Neu Hutterthaler Church Record Book, 1875-1919, Narrative Sections 267

Appendix C Paul Tschetter's Letter of Petition to President Ulysses S. Grant, August 8, 1873 285

Appendix D Ulysses S. Grant's Response to Paul Tschetter's Petition, September 5, 1873 287

Appendix E Hutterite Memorial, 1874-1974, Bridgewater, South Dakota 288

Bibliography 289

Index 299

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