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Beerta, a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. There was here a Mennonite congregation, in existence since the 17th century, which together with the Mennonites living in Midwolda formed the Groot or Wold Oldambt congregation. Later it was sometimes called Beerta and sometimes Midwolda. In 1953 the complex was known as the Winschoten congregation. There was in Beerta a church, built about 1700 and used until 1948. Then the church was sold, and that the members living here attended the church at Winschoten.


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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 152.


Map:Beerta (Groningen)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Beerta (Groningen, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_Netherlands)&oldid=75306.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Beerta (Groningen, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=75306.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 262. All rights reserved.

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