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Jan Ariens van Raemburg of Rotterdam, Holland, was appointed preacher of the Flemish Mennonite congregation in his home town about 1650, but by 1655 van Raemburg and three of his co-preachers and many members left this congregation to join the Waterlanders. The reason for this act was that the Flemish congregation was at this time growing more and more conservative; e.g., it did not tolerate the free-speaking meetings of the Collegiants. In the Rotterdam Waterlander congregation van Raemburg was an elder 1655-March 1677; he died at Schiedam in 1678 at 55 years. He was a well-to-do merchant, who is said to have been a good Christian, humble, pious, and always a good example by his efforts to maintain peace.


Doogsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 158, 160.

Vos, K. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Rotterdam. Rotterdam, 1907: 17, 42, 43.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Raemburg, Jan Ariens van (1623–1678)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Jan_Ariens_van_(1623%E2%80%931678)&oldid=84288.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Raemburg, Jan Ariens van (1623–1678). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Jan_Ariens_van_(1623%E2%80%931678)&oldid=84288.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 246. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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