Valentin Pelsy b. 26 Aug 1870 Rhodes, Moselle, FR d. 28 Nov 1925: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Valentin Pelsy

Male 1870 - 1925  (55 years)


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  • Name Valentin Pelsy  [1
    Born 26 Aug 1870  Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CLER
    Occupation Farmer and Miller  
    Ordained 1898  Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Minister and Elder
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 28 Nov 1925  [1
    Buried Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I10640  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Joseph Pelsy,   b. 13 Oct 1846, Rhodes, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1922, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Barbe Hirschy,   b. 15 Jan 1847, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1916, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 11 May 1868  [1
    Family ID F7447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Wagler,   b. 10 Feb 1888,   d. 16 Dec 1928  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1920  [1
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F7486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Aug 1870 - Rhodes, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 1898 - Sarrebourg, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Valentin Pelsy (1870-1925), a Mennonite leader and elder of Alsace-Lorraine, was born in 1870 at Rhodes, near Saarburg, Lorraine. In consequence of a leg fracture in his youth that required many operations he was excused from military service. In 1888 his parents moved to Gosselmingen; there Valentin was responsible for the mill as well as the farm. He was led to study at the Bible school at Chrischona near Basel, Switzerland, by his friend Pierre Sommer, who had earlier attended that school. Later he and his brother Paul farmed the Mückenhof near Saarburg, which was burned down at the beginning of World War I. The brothers rebuilt it as well as they could and continued their farming. In 1920 Valentin married Marie Wagler of Schneckenbusch and settled on the farm of his grandparents at Gosselmingen.

      Valentin Pelsy exerted a deep influence in his home congregation Saarburg, where he was ordained as preacher and elder in 1898. He also served in the neighboring congregations, such as Morhange (Mörchingen). He had no little part in the spiritual revival in the Mennonite congregations in Alsace and Lorraine. In 1925 he was chosen as president of the newly organized conference of these congregations. With tact and self-sacrifice he served as an organizer and as a pastor. Unfortunately his service was of short duration, for he died on 23 November 1925.

      MLA style: Geiser, Samuel. "Pelsy, Valentin (1870-1925)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2008 <http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/P451.html>

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] Belsly Rudolphe & Gerber Barbara (tableau général).


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