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Hartog, a Dutch Mennonite family, originally of farmers in the province of North Holland, has pro­duced a number of Mennonite preachers. The first known is Jacob Hartog Jansz, b. 1656, Mennonite minister of Middelie about 1710-1740. His son Jan Jacobsz Hartog (de Jonge), b. at Middelie about 1706, d. at Beemster February 1772, served the congregation of Middelie 1727-47 and then that of Oosthuizen (later called Beemster) from 1747 until his death in 1772. Klaas Hartog, who was a preacher of Middelie 1720-ca. 1770, may have been his brother. Another Jan Jacobsz Hartog was serving at Middelie 1727 until he resigned about 1780. He died in 1783. A son of Jan Hartog de Jonge was Jacob Hartog, b. 17 April 1734 at Middelie, d. 9 December 1808, at Beemster, who served the con­gregation of Oosthuizen (Beemster) 1764-1793. In 1795 he was a representative of the Dutch National Assembly; this fact caused some trouble in his congregation. As a preacher he was assisted and followed by his son Jan Hartog, b. 3 February 1772, at Beemster, d. there 16 April 1840. The [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite library]] (Inv. Arch. Amst.) possesses a manuscript by this Jan Hartog, con­taining historical particulars concerning the con­gregation of Beemster and Oosthuizen. These preachers were all farmers and not specially trained for the ministry. Another Jan Hartog was a (also untrained) preacher of the Frisian congregation of Wormerveer 1745-ca. 1760. Jacob Hartog Jansz (1803-1894), a son of Jan Hartog (1772-1840) of Beemster, was a preacher at Westzaan op het Noord 1828-1870. His son was Jan Hartog, the first trained minister from this family. A son of this Jan Har­tog, Marc Leonard Hartog, b. 9 March 1862, at Westzaan, d. 30 December 1929, at Oosterbeek, studied at the University and the Mennonite Seminary of Amsterdam and served the congregation of Noordhorn 1889-1891 and Joure 1891-1928. (See various issues of [[Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de Vereenigde Nederlanden|Naamlijst]].)


Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, 2, no. 20.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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