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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.


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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