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Jan Luykens (Lücken) was the head of one of the 13 Krefeld families who landed in Philadelphia on 6 October 1683, and settled in Germantown. He was a Quaker, a citizen of Krefeld, but was a native of Wesel. When the land was divided among the Germantown settlers by lot on 25 October 1683, Luykens as a farmer acquired 200 acres. Jan served as constable of Germantown in 1691-1695, as sheriff in 1694-1695, and died in 1744.

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Cassel, Daniel K. Geschichte der Mennoniten. Philadelphia, 1890: 36-44.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 697.

Hull, W. I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1935.

Niepoth, W. Die Eltern und Voreltern des Johann Luyken. 1935 and 1948.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 424. All rights reserved.

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