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Jan Lensen was the head of one of the 13 Krefeld families (Mennonite and Quaker) who immigrated to Pennsylvania, arriving in Philadelphia on 6 October 1683 on the "Concord," who were therefore the forerunners of German immigration to America. He came from Rheydt, was a linen weaver by trade and settled in Germantown, where he was naturalized as a citizen in 1691. His family was (according to Hull) the only one of the 13 original settler families to be and remain Mennonite.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 638.

Hull, Wm. I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Swarthmore College, 1935.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

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Hege, Christian. "Lensen, Jan (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_Jan_(17th_century)&oldid=145701.

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Hege, Christian. (1957). Lensen, Jan (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_Jan_(17th_century)&oldid=145701.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 323. All rights reserved.

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