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Laurens Hendriks was a Mennonite preacher at Nijmegen, Dutch province of Gelderland, from 1690 until about 1714. A number of Swiss Mennonites who were being transported from Switzerland to England were liberated en route at Nijmegen on 6 April 1710 and were received by Hendriks and members of his congregation in their homes with much hospitality. In the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite library]] a copy of a letter written by Hendriks is found, dated 9 April 1710, to Isaak Seckes (?), giving a circumstantial account of the liberation of the Mennonites at Nijmegen, most of whom returned to the Palatinate. His son Hendrik Laurens, ordained on 18 March 1714 by Elder Jan Kroes (Crous) of Krefeld, was the minister of the Nijmegen congregation 1714-1759.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1869): 7-10; (1874): 31; (1875): 68-70, 78 f.; (1895): 71.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, 2, No. 866.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Hendriks, Laurens (17th-18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendriks,_Laurens_(17th-18th_century)&oldid=107961.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Hendriks, Laurens (17th-18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendriks,_Laurens_(17th-18th_century)&oldid=107961.




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