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Govert Remke, a Mennonite of Krefeld, who in cooperation with Wilm van der Leyen procured the release from prison for his brethren of Rheydt. On 11 April 1683, he purchased a tract of 1,000 acres in Pennsylvania, signing a contract with William Penn. He never took possession of the land, however, for he did not immigrate to America. He sold it on 14 January 1686 to Dirk Sipman.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 466.

Hull, Wil­liam I. William Penn and the Dutch Qiiaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Swarthmore, 1935: 243, 253 f.

Nieper, Friedrich. Die ersten deutschen Aunvanderer nach Pennsylvanien. Neukirchen, 1940: 32 and 89.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Remke, Govert (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Remke,_Govert_(17th_century)&oldid=106642.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Remke, Govert (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Remke,_Govert_(17th_century)&oldid=106642.




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