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Jacob Theunisz (Teunis), born ca. 1569 at Leer, died 1625 at Emden, was a cloth merchant at Amsterdam and about 1620 a deacon of the Amsterdam Waterlander Mennonite church. He was married to Pietertgen Lubbertsdochter, the daughter of Elder Lubbert Gerritsz and was a loyal and liberal member of the church. All of his children were important leaders: Anthoni Jacobsz, surnamed Roscius, a physician and preacher at Hoorn; Lambert Jacobsz, a noted painter and preacher at Leeuwarden; Isaak Jacobsz Rooleeuw, a silk merchant at Amsterdam; and Jacob (Jacobus) Rooleeuw, a dyer and preacher at Amsterdam. The noted Dutch painter Abraham van den Tempel was his grandson, a son of Lambert Jacobsz.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Theunisz, Jacob (ca. 1569-1625)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Theunisz,_Jacob_(ca._1569-1625)&oldid=123818.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Theunisz, Jacob (ca. 1569-1625). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Theunisz,_Jacob_(ca._1569-1625)&oldid=123818.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 709. All rights reserved.


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