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Van Meurs is a Dutch Mennonite family found in the 17th and 18th centuries at Rotterdam, where its members originally belonged to the Flemish congregation. Aelbert (Albregt) van Meurs (son of Huybrecht van Meurs), born ca. 1640 at Rotterdam, died there 9 March 1712, was banned from the Flemish congregation in 1669 because he had attended services and taken communion with the Waterlanders. He then joined the Waterlander congregation, becoming a deacon in 1673 and a preacher in 1675. Until 1700 he served in the Waterlander congregation and after their merger with the Flemish, he served this united congregation.

His son Aelbert van Meurs de Jonge was a deacon of the Rotterdam congregation 1711-15. In 1718 he and Jan Suderman protested the appointment of David van Heyst, of Amsterdam (see Jan Suderman and Aelbert van Meurs, Protest, gedaen tegen de maniere van't beroepen van den Heere D. van Heist . . . nevens eene korte verantwoordinge van hun gedragh diesaengaende. Rotterdam, 1718), as preacher. They were opposed by M. van Oudenaerden and Adriaen van Alkmaer of Rotterdam and Herman Schijn and H. van Dam of Amsterdam.

Bibliography

Vos, Karel. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Rotterdam. 1907, Reprint: 24, 25, 26, 27, 44, 47.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Meurs, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Meurs,_van,_family&oldid=89882.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Meurs, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Meurs,_van,_family&oldid=89882.




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