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Dirk Gerritsz was a Mennonite preacher of the Frisian congregation in Wormerveer, Dutch province of North Holland, for many years. After his death a volume of his writings was published, containing two devotional tracts and a number of songs. The (abridged) title reads as follows: Twee corte vermaen brieven . . . aen sijn Kinderen, met drie Schriftuerlijcke Liedekens (Hoorn, 1629). He must have been a capable and very influential leader far beyond his home church. By trade he was a merchant. Of his six sons two were deacons and two preachers of the Wormerveer Frisian congregation. His youngest son was Oom Jacob Dirksz.

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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: 228, 272.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. Utrecht, 1903-: III, 226-227.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Gerritsz, Dirk (1565-1626)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Sep 2016.,_Dirk_(1565-1626)&oldid=107750.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Gerritsz, Dirk (1565-1626). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 September 2016, from,_Dirk_(1565-1626)&oldid=107750.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 505. All rights reserved.

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