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Legemeer, a hamlet in the Dutch province of Friesland, not far from Joure, where Elder Jakob Theunis baptized 14 persons in 1603-1618. The minutes of the Frisian Societeit show that in 1700 there were 33 members here not in need of support. In 1726 Legemeer was still giving a small annual sum for foreign relief. About 1725, after the pulpit had been vacant for nearly half a century, partial union was made with the neighboring congregation of Sloten; about 1755 this union was dissolved, the preacher of Legemeer then also serving at Sloten. A merger of the two congregations was brought about in 1775, but in 1789 the few remaining members of the Sloten-Legemeer congregation joined the Balk congregation.

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: 164, 189, 306.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1895): 12, 20.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 632.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam, 1808: 83.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Legemeer (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 23 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Legemeer_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126256.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Legemeer (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Legemeer_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126256.




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