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Isaak Molenaar III, a Dutch Mennonite minister, a son of Isaak Molenaar II, was born at Irnsum, Dutch province of Friesland, on 7 December 1848, studied at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary 1868-1873; served as preacher in Berlikum 1872-1875; in Almelo 1875-1877; in West Zaandam 1877-1914; retired on 21 June 1914, and died on 12 October 1935. After his resignation a collection of his sermons, entitled Preeken (Amsterdam, 1915), was published by the church board of Zaandam. In 1897 he published a study on S. Hoekstra Bzn, entitled Professor Hoekstra (Haarlem, 1897); he also wrote the articles "Hoekstra" and "Opzoomer" in the Realenzyklopaedie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche, third edition. D. Attema wrote a sketch of his life and work in the Zondagsbode, 20 October 1935.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 146.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Molenaar, Isaak (1848-1935). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Isaak_(1848-1935)&oldid=92896.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 725. All rights reserved.

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