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Aldekerk was a village about ten miles northwest of Krefeld, Germany, from which the first Mennonites moved to Krefeld in 1609. Hermann op den Graeff, for example, who stemmed from Aldekerk, became a citizen of Kempen in 1605, and from there went to Krefeld. The Krefeld de Greiff family does not come from Aldekerk as is asserted in the Mennonitisches Lexikon, but from Niedersaulheim.


Rembert, Karl. Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 579.

Fabricius, Erläuterung zum Geschictsatlas der Rheinprovinz. V: 265.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 20.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1955

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Neff, Christian. "Aldekerk (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 26 Sep 2016.,_Germany)&oldid=90781.

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Neff, Christian. (1955). Aldekerk (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2016, from,_Germany)&oldid=90781.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 42. All rights reserved.

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