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Teune (Tonnen), a Dutch family descended from the Swiss Thöne family, members of which came to the Netherlands in 1711 because of persecution in Switzerland, settling first at Deventer-Kampen, later also at Sappemeer. The Thöne family in Switzerland was originally not Mennonite, though the Touny mentioned by Peachey, who was an Anabaptist at Bern in 1537, may have belonged to this family. Among the Swiss immigrants to the Netherlands in 1711 was Hans Thönen (Tonnen), a Reformed farmer from Frutigen, b. ca. l661, married to Catherina Ricken (Rich), who was a Mennonite. With their nine children they settled first at Deventer, but soon after near Kampen. Among these immigrants was also Peter Teune (Tonnen), unmarried, aged 25, a shoemaker, who was a preacher of the Swiss congregation at Kampen 1736-63. Descendants of this Teune family were found in the Sappemeer and Kampen Mennonite congregations until recent times, but most of them gradually left the Mennonite Church. About 1900 a descendant, J. Teune, was a deacon of the Hilversum congregation.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Teune (Tonnen) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jun 2017.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 701. All rights reserved.

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