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Joost Casier (or Cesaer) was a deacon of the Waterlander Mennonite congregation at Leiden, Holland, at least until 1656. In a letter of 1614 he signed his name with the French addition, diaque des Valon a Leiden. The letter, also signed in French by Jean de Mortier as Evesque (bishop) and Jean des Mullier as Serviteur (preacher), seems to indicate the existence of a separate congregation called Vallons, that is, French-speaking Mennonites, originally from the Walloon district of Belgium.

See also Leiden

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Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden: ontleend aan het archief der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Leiden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1905: 33, 61, 62, 83.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Casier, Joost (d. after 1656)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 2 Jul 2015.,_Joost_(d._after_1656)&oldid=127198.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Casier, Joost (d. after 1656). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 July 2015, from,_Joost_(d._after_1656)&oldid=127198.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 522. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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