Cremer, Steven Abrahams (b. 1660)

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Steven Abrahams Cremer (the name is also spelled Kroner, or Cramer), was a son of Abraham Willemsz Cremer. He lived in Deventer, Dutch province of Overijssel, born 1660 (date of death unknown), was a member of the Old Flemish Mennonite congregation and a brewer. He is known as a member of the Dutch Committee of Foreign Needs. As such he provided for the Swiss refugees who had come to Amsterdam on 3 August 1711.

While a considerable number of the Swiss Brethren were migrating to Groningen, Cremer conducted 81 Mennonites from Amsterdam to Kampen, and 106 to Deventer, both in the province of Overijssel. In both places the Swiss Mennonites were welcomed and sheltered by the Dutch congregations and gradually settled on the farms which Cremer had bought or rented for them.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Cremer, Steven Abrahams (b. 1660). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 January 2021, from,_Steven_Abrahams_(b._1660)&oldid=111690.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 739. All rights reserved.

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