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Abraham Heems, a Dutch Mennonite of Haarlem, Holland, married to Johanna van Dalen, of a Flemish emigrant family, silk manufacturer, d. after 1747, was the author of a number of religious poems. Among his publications were Absolon of de gestrafte Heerschzucht (Haarlem, n.d.); and Bijbelpoezy in Alleenspraken, Tafereelen, Uitbrei-dingen en Zedelessen (Amsterdam, 1729).

Heerns's daughter Femina (1724-1781), married to the Mennonite merchant Gerard Hugaart of Haarlem, also published a number of poems. Heems died in 1756. The Heems family, a number of whom served as deacons or as regents of the Mennonite orphanages, was in the 17th and 18th centuries rather numerous in Haarlem.

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Schagen, M. Naamlijst van Doopsgezinde Schrijveren. 1745: 45.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, A-L (I, Utrecht), later by J. P. de Bie and J. Loosjes (II, III, IV, V, and installment #29, The Hague, 1903-    : v. III, 603; v. IV, 787.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Heems, Abraham (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 8 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heems,_Abraham_(18th_century)&oldid=81826.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Heems, Abraham (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heems,_Abraham_(18th_century)&oldid=81826.




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