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Zoetermeer, a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, in the 17th century the seat of a Flemish Mennonite congregation, usually called Zoetermeer and Zegwaard. Concerning its history very little is known. It was always subsidized by Rotterdam and other Mennonite congregations. About 1695 Jan van Gaveren was its preacher, but its pulpit was mostly vacant. In 1710-11 this very small church contributed 26 guilders to the relief of the Swiss Brethren, but soon after, according to a letter by the church board of Rotterdam of 13 March 1713, it dissolved.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Nov 2015.,_Netherlands)&oldid=112051.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2015, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=112051.

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