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Poppingawier, a village in the Dutch province of Friesland, where there has been a Mennonite congregation since earliest times. It was usually united with the Irnsum congregation. Only in 1871-1879 did it have its own preacher (J. J. Honig 1871-75, G. Vrijer 1875-79). Nothing is known of its early history. Until 1848, when a church was built, the congregation met in a private home. The baptized membership in 1899 was 95, and in 1958 it was 41.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1870): 140 note, 152; (1872): 191; (1887): 147.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 383.

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Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Mid-Fryslân: Poppingawier/Poppenwier

Address: Binnenbuorren 6, 9013 CR Poppingawier/Poppenwier, Netherlands

Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Mid-Fryslân: Poppingawier/Poppenwier

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Poppingawier (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Netherlands)&oldid=125769.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Poppingawier (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=125769.

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