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Hoeksteen, the name of two Dutch Mennonite old ladies' homes, one at Amsterdam, of which there is only scarce information, and one at Leiden. The Amsterdam Hoeksteen Hofje (home) was founded before 1647. It then belonged to the Frisian congregation. After the merger of the Frisians with the Zonists at Amsterdam in 1752, the "Nieuwe Hofje" was built at the Prinsengracht on the site of the former Arke Noach (Frisian) meetinghouse. At Lieden the Hoeksteen home on the Levendaal was founded in 1660. Until 1701 it belonged to the Flemish congregation. After the merger of this congregation with the Waterlanders, it was decided to unite the Waterlander Bethlehem home and the Flemish Hoeksteen and give up the Bethlehem home, the Hoeksteen home henceforth to be called Bethlehem. But the planned union did not become effective until 1811, when the old and dilapidated Bethlehem home was sold.

Bibliography

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: v. II, 490-520.

Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de Kermis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden, ontleend aan het archief der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Leiden. Leiden, 1905: 50, 58 ff.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hoeksteen." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hoeksteen&oldid=82120.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Hoeksteen. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hoeksteen&oldid=82120.




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