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De Jager is a family name borne by a number of Dutch Mennonite ministers. Besides Hendrik de Jager and his son Jan de Jager, both of whom served at Hamburg, Germany, there were Pieter de Jager, serving at Vlissingen 1663-1671, Leiden 1671-1679, and later at Schiedam 1692-? (concerning this man and the troubles he caused at Leiden and Rotterdam, see items in Bibliography). Henrik Teunis (Hendrik Theunis de Jager) was a preacher at Harlingen, Holland, in the last decades of the 17th century, and Wigger Thomas de Jager served at South Giethoorn 1749-ca. 1798.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 160.

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: I, Nos. 809, 815-817.

De Zondagsbode, (18 & 27 September 1898).

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jager, de, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Mar 2017.,_de,_family&oldid=108177.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jager, de, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 March 2017, from,_de,_family&oldid=108177.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 68. All rights reserved.

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