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Martinus (Maarten) Nieuwenhuizen, the son of Jan Nieuwenhuizen, was born 9 December 1759 at Middelharnis, Netherlands, and he died 6 March 1793, at Haarlem. He studied medicine at the University of Franeker and settled in Edam as a physician. He supported his father in organizing the Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen, serving as its secretary until his death. When the office of the society was transferred to Amsterdam in 1787, he moved with it. In 1791 he was appointed to the committee of the Mennonite Zonist congregation at Amsterdam to publish a new hymnal, the Groote Bundel (1796). Nieuwenhuizen offered to write some hymns himself, and received offers of hymns from noted poets. The Doopsgesinde Bijdragen (1890, 74) has a poem from his pen on Menno Simons, written for the portrait by L. Garreau (1788). G. Brender à Brandis and M. C. van Hall delivered funeral orations for him, which appeared in print in 1793.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 254.

Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. II, 993 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Nieuwenhuizen, Martinus (1759-1793)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 6 May 2016.,_Martinus_(1759-1793)&oldid=122427.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Nieuwenhuizen, Martinus (1759-1793). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 May 2016, from,_Martinus_(1759-1793)&oldid=122427.

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