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Teenstra, a Dutch Mennonite family, originally from the hamlet of Teerns near Leeuwarden in Friesland, where they were farmers. Later this family is found in the province of Groningen. Some of its members were pioneers in agriculture, as was Marten Dirks Teenstra (Teerns 1742-Zuurdijk 1806). His sons Douwe Teenstra (1768-1823) and Aedsge Teenstra (1776-1813, married to Fokeltje de Waard) in 1795 reclaimed the Ruigezandster polder near Zoutkamp in northwestern Groningen. Douwe is also named for inventing a new way of threshing rapeseed (canola). In the 19th century some of the Teenstras were farmers near Grijpskerk, where they were also deacons of the Mennonite congregation. In this century they traded in grains.

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Van der Aa, Abraham Jacob. Biographisch woordenboek der Nederlanden: bevattende levensbeschrijvingen van zoodanige personen, die zich op eenigerlei wijze in ons vaderland hebben vermaard gemaakt; Dl. 3-6 voortgezet door K.J.R. van Harderwijk and Dl. 7-21 voortgezet door K.J.R. van Harderwijk en Dr. G. D. J. Schotel. Haarlem: Van Brederode, 1852-1878: v. XVII, 43.

Waard, S. K. de. Aanteekeningen uit de Geschiedenis van Doopsgezinden in't Westerkwartier . . . . Groningen, 1901: 31, 33, 40, 41, 44.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Teenstra family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Teenstra_family&oldid=120532.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Teenstra family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Teenstra_family&oldid=120532.




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