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Wartena, a Dutch family name, originally of Friesland. In its Mennonite branch the following were ministers: Abe Ruurds Wartena, a preacher of the Wieringen congregation 1807-d. 1809 (Doopsgezinde Bijdragen 1891, 53 ff., 57), Sjoerd Wartena (Grouw, 1843-Lochem, 1917), educated at the Amsterdam seminary, served as pastor at Wolvega 1868-1873, Rottevalle 1873-1880, Bovenknijpe 1880-1884, Workum 1884-1886, and Hallum from 1886 until he retired in 1908. His son Sjoerd Dirk August Wartena (Wolvega, 1871-Doorwerth, 1953), educated at the university and the seminary at Amsterdam, served at Terschelling 1894-1897, Veenwouden 1897-1902, Zutphen 1902-1909, Heerenveen 1909-1922, and Hallum from 1922 until he retired in 1936. He is the author of a paper on "Jan Thomas," Doopsgezinde Bijdragen1896.

Johannes Aeschinus Wartena (b. 1869 at Grouw) as a pastor of the Midwolda-Beerta-Meeden congregation in 1891-1901, when he resigned. Sjoerd Wartena, a loyal member of the church, was a physician at Hindeloopen in 1839-1889. Another Sjoerd Wartena, b. 1897 at Nijland, rector of the Gymnasium at Leeuwarden since 1931, was a member and moderator of the board of the Leeuwarden Mennonite congregation 1935-1938.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wartena family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jun 2017.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wartena family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 June 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 891. All rights reserved.

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