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Usquert, a village in the Dutch province of Groningen, in which Anabaptism was found as early as 1533; later there was a Mennonite congregation here belonging to the Flemish branch, not Old Flemish as were most congregations in this province. Of its history there are only a few traces: it was in the 18th century a member of the Humsterlandsche Sociëteit; the [[Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de Vereenigde Nederlanden|Naamlijst]] issues of 1731 and 1743 name Jan Jansz as the preacher; he was apparently the last preacher here; according to the issues of 1755-65 the pulpit was vacant, and in those of 1766 ff. the congregation is not named. Yet it seems to have existed until 1784, in which year its property was divided.

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland. 2 v. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: v. I, 15, 149, 201.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Usquert (Groningen, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2017.,_Netherlands)&oldid=78449.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Usquert (Groningen, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2017, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=78449.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 791. All rights reserved.

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