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Stoffel (Stoffels), a Dutch Mennonite family, for­ merly at Zaandam, where Gerrit Stoffels was a member of the Old Frisian congregation in 1628, as was his son Pieter Stoffels, a shipbuilder; Jan Stoffelsz, probably Gerrit's grandson, was from 1683 a preacher of the Zaandam Oude Huys (Frisian) con­gregation. The Stoffels mentioned in the church books as members of the Zaandam Nieuwe Huys congregation may have been descendants. Most members of this family were blacksmiths and car­penters at Zaandam, and later on millwrights, the last of whom was Cornelis Pietersz Stoffel (1776-1836). His son Pieter Corneliszn Stoffel (1818-69) moved to Deventer, where he founded a lumber business. He and some of his descendants were trustees of the Deventer Mennonite Church; his son Pieter Stoffel (1848-1942) was president of the church board. Other sons of Pieter Corneliszn were Willem Stoffel (1859-1945), a lumber dealer and moderator of the Deventer church board, and Cor­nelis Stoffel (1845-1908), professor of English and Swedish at Amsterdam, later living at Nijmegen, a deacon at Amsterdam and Nijmegen.


Lootsma, S. Het Nieuwe Huys. Zaandam, 1937: 80, 114, 190, 192, 199.

De Zondagsbode XXII (1908-9): No. 4.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 636. All rights reserved.

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