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Zwaardemaker (Swaerdemaker), a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living at Zaandam, where many of its members have served as deacons in the Zaandam-Oost congregation. In the second half of the 17th century Claes Jansz Swaerdemaker was an elder of the Zaandam-Oost Waterlander congregation. He was a well-to-do businessman and an influential leader in the church, who was often called to serve in other congregations. In 1674 he intervened in the Wormerveer Waterlander congregation, when dissensions had arisen there. Dirk Zwaardemaker (1791-1838) and his brother Hendrick (d. 1841) were trustees of the Algemeene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit, as was Dirk H. Zwaardemaker (d. 1896); all three were manufacturers, at Zaandam. K. Zwaardemaker, a lawyer at Bussum, was a trustee of the Algemeene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit 1908- d. 1914. Some Zwaardemakers were deacons at Haarlem and Amsterdam.

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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 781b; v. II, No. 592.

Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. v. 1-10. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. I, 1317 f., v. VI, 1354.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Zwaardemaker." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zwaardemaker&oldid=79104.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Zwaardemaker. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zwaardemaker&oldid=79104.




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