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Van Heukelom is a Mennonite family, since the end of the 17th century found at Leiden, Dutch province of South Holland, and since the 18th century also in Amsterdam. Their ancestor, Hendrik van Heukelom of Goch, Germany, in 1615 left the Roman Catholic Church and joined the Mennonite congregation of Goch. He was married, first to Janneken Hol, then to Grietje Kops of a well-known Mennonite family living in the Lower Rhine district (see Kops family). Until the 19th century the family name of van Heukelom was very common in the Goch congregation. At least two great-grandchildren of Hendrik van Heukelom, Matthys and Johannes, moved from Goch to Leiden. His son, Matthijs van Heukelom, born 1663 at Goch, died 1725 at Leiden, married to Trijntje Floh of Krefeld, was a deacon at Leiden 1692-1694, 1697-1704, and 1714-1718, and then the manager of "De Hoeksteen," a home for the aged. He was a merchant and woolen weaver, as were many of his descendants, nearly all of whom also served the church as deacons or as managers of the Hoeksteen home. One member of this family, Frans van Heukelom (1738-1787), married to Elisabeth Hartsen, moved from Leiden to Amsterdam; he and his descendants were merchants and bankers.

Many of the van Heukeloms were prominent in the leadership of the Dutch Mennonite Church. Walraven van Heukelom (1775-1853) of Amsterdam was treasurer of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (General Dutch Mennonite Conference), as was his cousin Hendrik Pieter van Heukelom (born 1868), during the years 1907-1941. Jean Charles van Heukelom (1840-1912) of Amsterdam was treasurer of the North Holland Mennonite Widow's Fund and the Verhogingsfonds, and Lodewijk Casper van Heukelom (1847-1920) of Amsterdam, director of the Netherlands Bank, was also treasurer of the Verhogingsfonds.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1898): 112; (1907): 145; (1912): 220.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 143, 179.

Nederland's patriciaat: genealogieën van vooraanstaande geslachten. 's‑Gravenhage : Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie: IV (1913), 1741-1781; XXVII (1941): 140-157.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Heukelom, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Feb 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heukelom,_van,_family&oldid=133625.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Heukelom, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 February 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heukelom,_van,_family&oldid=133625.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 735. All rights reserved.

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