Bom, Cornelis (d. 1689)

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Cornelis Bom, a Mennonite baker of Haarlem, Holland, immigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1683, and died there about January 1689. In a letter written in late 1684 he reported that he owned one "negro" slave. Cornelis Bom van Cranenburch, who in 1632 was a preacher of the Flemish Mennonite congregation at Schiedam, Dutch province of South Holland, and concerning whom some documents are found in the Amsterdam Archives, was not the same person as the emigrant of 1683. He may have been a relative.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1884): 74.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 593, II, 2, Nos. 329, 340, 348.

Mennonite Quarterly Review 8 (October 1933): 234.

Pennypacker, Samuel W. The settlement of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and the beginning of German emigration to North America. Philadelphia: W. J. Campbell, 1899: 105.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Sam Steiner
Date Published September 2009

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