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Teunis (Tönis) Komes (Comes, Commerts), owner of the Gatherhof at Rheydt, in 1591 signed the Concept of Cologne as a representative of the Mennonite congregation at München-Gladbach, Rheinland, Germany. He was an ancestor of the Jacob Gottschalk who immigrated to Pennsylvania and was a preacher in the church in Germantown. The family name of Kernes, spelled in different ways: Kommes, Komms, Kohmsen, was also found in West Prussia before 1700. They may have been related to the Rhineland branch of this family.

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Niepoth, W.  "Jakob Gottschalk and His Ancestry." Mennonite Quarterly Review 23 (January, 1949): 35-47.

Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof: Mennonitische Geschichtsverein, 1940: 112.

Risler, Walter. "Das München-Gladbacher Mennonitenverzeichnis von 1654." Beitrage zur Geschichte rheinischer Mennoniten. (Weierhof, 1939): 94-130, especially 109.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Komes, Teunis (1535-after 1607)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Jun 2017.,_Teunis_(1535-after_1607)&oldid=143554.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Komes, Teunis (1535-after 1607). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2017, from,_Teunis_(1535-after_1607)&oldid=143554.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 217-218. All rights reserved.

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