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Memorable Manitobans: John J. Neufeld (1913-2008)

Translator.

Born in the Rosenheim School District of Manitoba on 27 May 1913, he attended the Winkler Bible School in the mid 1950s. In the fall of 1959, he joined the Gospel Light Hour to broadcast mesages in the Low German language on two radio stations, CFQC Saskatoon and CFAM Altona. During the 28 years and 5000 programs as speaker of the Low German radio program Licht vom Evangelium, he translated Bible texts into Low German and stored them in carefully indexed files. In May 1986, he had finished translating the entire Bible and it was published in January 1988. The Low German Bible is used by thousands of Mennonites in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Belize and Bolivia. He died at Winnipeg on 25 October 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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