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Lulofs was a Dutch Mennonite family who lived in Emden and in Leer, East Friesland, Germany, since the 17th century. The first known Mennonite Lulofs was Warner Lulofs (1627-1699) from Emden, where he served as a deacon in the church. He had at least nine children.

One of his sons, also named Warner Lulofs (1687-1750), in the early 18th century moved to Amsterdam, where he became a deacon of the Lamist congregation in 1735. This branch of the family died out.

Another son of Warner, Sr., was Berent Lulofs (1674-d. between 1720-1726). Berent had at least two children. One of them was also named Warner (ca. 1700-1756). This Warner, his children and most of his grandchildren lived in Leer. Two of his grandchildren--Warner and Jan Doekes--went to Amsterdam, where they started a grain trade. Sicco Lulofs (1849-1927), a descendant of Warner, Sr., was a Mennonite pastor for more than 55 years, serving at Broek op Langendijk 1872-1875, Winterswijk 1875-77, Koog-Zaandijk 1877-1889, Deventer 1889-1901, and The Hague 1901-1927. For many years he was a trustee of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (Dutch General Mennonite Conference) and a curator of the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary. He published a number of sermons. His colleague G. Wuite Jz of The Hague wrote his obituary in Doopsgezind ]aarboekje of 1929.

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Jürgens-Lulofs, Joan. "Stamreeks van Joanna Lulofs." Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging. 2016. Web.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Joan Jürgens-Lulofs
Date Published November 2016

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Joan Jürgens-Lulofs. "Lulofs family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2016. Web. 24 Feb 2017.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Joan Jürgens-Lulofs. (November 2016). Lulofs family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 February 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 413-414. All rights reserved.

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