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Tjummarum, a village in the northwest part of the Dutch province of Friesland, where Elder Leenaert Bouwens baptized five persons in 1563-65. At least in 1610 and probably long before, there was a Mennonite congregation here, concerning which information is very scarce. It had a meetinghouse in town and in 1695 it joined the Conference of Friesland, then numbering about 40 members. Throughout the 18th century the pulpit was vacant, services mostly being conducted by the preachers of Harlingen. In 1762 the few remaining members joined the Franeker congregation.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Tjummarum (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Oct 2016.,_Netherlands)&oldid=110065.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Tjummarum (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2016, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=110065.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 732. All rights reserved.

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