Alders, Abraham (1702-1774)

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Abraham Alders, born 12 October 1702 in Goch, Germany, and died 24 January 1774, was the son of Govert Alders and Elisabeth Walien (both of whom died in 1709). He was reared by his uncles Anthony Smits (died 1715) and Peter Luterbach in Hoorn. After 1720 he lived in Duisburg, where he built a textile factory, which was later moved to Goch. In 1724 he married Katharine ten Cate. In 1729 the Mennonite church in Goch (Elder, Peter Wendeten) chose him as minister. His funeral sermon was preached by Jelle Brouwer of Cleve.


Lijkreden ep Abraham Alders, Leeraarte Goch, Cleve, 1774.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 20.

Author(s) Karel Vos
Date Published 1955

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