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Pauw (Paauw, Pau, Pou, Pouw), a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living at De Rijp, province of North Holland, where Cornelis Jacobs Pauw (d. 1730) was a deacon of the Waterlander Mennonite congregation. He was probably a member of the Reformed Church, and joined the Mennonites in 1705 with his second wife. A number of his descendants, some of whom settled at Purmerend, were deacons at De Rijp and Purmerend. Ysbrand Arisz Pau(w) (d. 24 July 1793), a son of Aris Jacob Pauw and Neeltje Mars, of De Rijp, was a lay preacher of the Barsingerhorn-Wieringerward congregation in 1783-1793.


Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam, 1794: 63.

Slinger, N. H. Het Doopsgezind geslacht Pauw. Alkmaar, 1938.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Pauw." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 May 2016.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Pauw. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from

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