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Gabriel Frantz, a preacher of the Frisian (also called Waterlander) congregation of the Culmsche Niederung (or Schönsee), Poland, in 1725-1750, wrote a number of letters to the Dutch Mennonite Committee of Foreign Needs at Amsterdam, asking their financial help in obtaining from the Catholic bishop of Culm the permission to live in peace and freedom in his territory. In reply, the Dutch Mennonites repeatedly sent him money.


Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, Nos. 1088, 1597, 1600 f., 1604, 1641 f.; II, 2, No. 780.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Frantz, Gabriel (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 25 May 2016.,_Gabriel_(18th_century)&oldid=80970.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Frantz, Gabriel (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2016, from,_Gabriel_(18th_century)&oldid=80970.

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