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Kalff (Calff, Kalf) is a Dutch Mennonite family of [[Zaandam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Zaandam]], province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], which played an important part in the economic prosperity of this town. They were merchants and shipowners, often engaging in whaling as far away as Greenland. Cornelis Michielsz Calff (1652-1721), who was a shipbuilder and equipped a number of boats for his own business in whaling grounds near Greenland, and who was consulted by [[Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia (1672-1725)|Peter the Great]] of Russia when he visited Zaandam in 1717, was a preacher of the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregation of Zaandam from 1680, and of the United Flemish and [[Waterlanders|Waterlander]] Nieuwe Huys congregation from 1687 till his death in 1721. His son Nicolaas Kalf (Claes Cornelisz Calf, 1677-1734), who was a wholesale dealer, shipowner, and manufacturer of Zaandam, and was known for his excellent collection of coins and other art treasures, was a promoter of the founding of the West Zaandam Mennonite orphanage in 1713-1714. J. Kalff, a lawyer, was one of the founders of the congregation at The Hague in 1880-1881.
 
Kalff (Calff, Kalf) is a Dutch Mennonite family of [[Zaandam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Zaandam]], province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], which played an important part in the economic prosperity of this town. They were merchants and shipowners, often engaging in whaling as far away as Greenland. Cornelis Michielsz Calff (1652-1721), who was a shipbuilder and equipped a number of boats for his own business in whaling grounds near Greenland, and who was consulted by [[Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia (1672-1725)|Peter the Great]] of Russia when he visited Zaandam in 1717, was a preacher of the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregation of Zaandam from 1680, and of the United Flemish and [[Waterlanders|Waterlander]] Nieuwe Huys congregation from 1687 till his death in 1721. His son Nicolaas Kalf (Claes Cornelisz Calf, 1677-1734), who was a wholesale dealer, shipowner, and manufacturer of Zaandam, and was known for his excellent collection of coins and other art treasures, was a promoter of the founding of the West Zaandam Mennonite orphanage in 1713-1714. J. Kalff, a lawyer, was one of the founders of the congregation at The Hague in 1880-1881.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
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<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1896): 64, 69 f.
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1896): 64, 69 f.
  
 
Lootsma, S. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Nieuwe Huys, 1687-1937. </em>Zaandam, 1937: 31, 35 f., 48, 65, 115 f., 141, 186.
 
Lootsma, S. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Nieuwe Huys, 1687-1937. </em>Zaandam, 1937: 31, 35 f., 48, 65, 115 f., 141, 186.
 
 
 
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Kalff (Calff, Kalf) is a Dutch Mennonite family of Zaandam, province of North Holland, which played an important part in the economic prosperity of this town. They were merchants and shipowners, often engaging in whaling as far away as Greenland. Cornelis Michielsz Calff (1652-1721), who was a shipbuilder and equipped a number of boats for his own business in whaling grounds near Greenland, and who was consulted by Peter the Great of Russia when he visited Zaandam in 1717, was a preacher of the Flemish congregation of Zaandam from 1680, and of the United Flemish and Waterlander Nieuwe Huys congregation from 1687 till his death in 1721. His son Nicolaas Kalf (Claes Cornelisz Calf, 1677-1734), who was a wholesale dealer, shipowner, and manufacturer of Zaandam, and was known for his excellent collection of coins and other art treasures, was a promoter of the founding of the West Zaandam Mennonite orphanage in 1713-1714. J. Kalff, a lawyer, was one of the founders of the congregation at The Hague in 1880-1881.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1896): 64, 69 f.

Lootsma, S. Het Nieuwe Huys, 1687-1937. Zaandam, 1937: 31, 35 f., 48, 65, 115 f., 141, 186.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Kalff (Calff, Kalf) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalff_(Calff,_Kalf)_family&oldid=88486.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Kalff (Calff, Kalf) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalff_(Calff,_Kalf)_family&oldid=88486.




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