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Hendrik van (Hinrich or Heyndrick van Goch) Maeren (Maren), a former Catholic priest who became an active Sacramentist preacher at Warendorf, Westphalia, Germany, in the summer of 1533. On 5 January 1534, he joined the Anabaptists by baptism at Münster together with Rothmann, Rol, Stapraet, and other Münster preachers. Then he again was active at Warendorf, baptizing a number of persons, with whom he went to Münster on 17 February 1534. In October he was one of the apostles sent out to convert the world, but a few days after leaving Münster he was arrested at Soest, Westphalia, and beheaded there on 23 October, together with Dusentschuer, Slachtscaep, and five others.

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Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954: 22, 26-28, 48 f., 85.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Maeren, Hendrik van (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeren,_Hendrik_van_(d._1534)&oldid=108729.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Maeren, Hendrik van (d. 1534). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeren,_Hendrik_van_(d._1534)&oldid=108729.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 436. All rights reserved.


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