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Johannes Couwenhoven, born December 1731 at Haarlem, died 25 February 1806, at Amsterdam, was one of the last two preachers of the Amsterdam Mennonite congregation which met in "de Zon." He was trained for the ministry by Petrus Smidt, was made assistant preacher in 1752 by the church council of this congregation, and two years later preacher. He served in this office until 1801, when the Zonists merged with the Lamists to form the present congregation. Until his death Couwenhoven received an annual pension of 1,000 florins. One of his sermons has been published, Het orgelspel. Rede by het eerste gebruik van het orgel in de kerk De Zon (Amsterdam, 1786).

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Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 147.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1898): 18, 16, 21, 22, 37.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 376.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden (Amsterdam, 1806): 63.

Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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Loosjes, Jacob. "Couwenhoven, Johannes (1731-1806)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Mar 2015.,_Johannes_(1731-1806)&oldid=94263.

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Loosjes, Jacob. (1953). Couwenhoven, Johannes (1731-1806). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 March 2015, from,_Johannes_(1731-1806)&oldid=94263.

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