Bennema-Feenstra, Minke (b. 1873)

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Minke Bennema-Feenstra, b. 14 October 1873 at Holwerd, Dutch province of Friesland, of an old Mennonite family, was married to Jan Bennema, a dealer in iron, of Groningen. After his death she took over the management of the business for several years. She had a fervent love for the Mennonite brotherhood and in various ways served the Groningen congregation; among other things, as a member of the church board, and as an active participant in the erection of a rest-home there. For many years she was an executive member of the Commissie voor Gemeentedagen. Her spiritual lifework was the Broederschapshuis at Elspeet, of which she was chosen an administrative member in 1923, and for which she performed the extensive work of the treasurership 1924-1948. In 1952 she was living at Haarlem.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Bennema-Feenstra, Minke (b. 1873)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Minke_(b._1873)&oldid=110499.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Bennema-Feenstra, Minke (b. 1873). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Minke_(b._1873)&oldid=110499.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 274. All rights reserved.

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