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Stoffel (Stoffels), a Dutch Mennonite family, for­ merly at [[Zaandam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Zaandam,]] where Gerrit Stoffels was a member of the [[Frisian Mennonites|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 (Overijssel, Netherlands)|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 (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]], later living at Nijmegen, a deacon at Amsterdam and Nijmegen.
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Stoffel (Stoffels), a Dutch Mennonite family, for­ merly at [[Zaandam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Zaandam,]] where Gerrit Stoffels was a member of the [[Frisian Mennonites|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 (Overijssel, Netherlands)|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 (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]], later living at Nijmegen, a deacon at Amsterdam and Nijmegen.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Lootsma, S. <em>Het Nieuwe Huys. </em>Zaandam, 1937: 80, 114, 190, 192, 199.
 
Lootsma, S. <em>Het Nieuwe Huys. </em>Zaandam, 1937: 80, 114, 190, 192, 199.
  
<em>De </em><em>Zondagsbode </em>XXII (1908-9): No. 4.
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<em>De Zondagsbode </em>XXII (1908-9): No. 4.
 
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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.

[edit] Bibliography

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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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Stoffel family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 31 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stoffel_family&oldid=120717.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Stoffel family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stoffel_family&oldid=120717.




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