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Zomerg(h)em, a hamlet near Ghent, Belgium (coordinates: 51° 7′ 0″ N, 3° 33′ 0″ E), where the Mennonites from near and far used to meet after nearly all the Mennonite congregations in Belgium had died out because of persecution. In 1630 Elder Jacques van Maldeghem was still preaching in the meetinghouse (preeckhuys) at Zomergem, but in that year this last center of Flemish Mennonitism was given up.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1876): 96, 101-4, 109.

Maps

Map:Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=94002.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=94002.




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