Delfshaven (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)

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Delfshaven was a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, since the beginning of the 20th century a part of Rotterdam. During the rise of Anabaptism this movement had many adherents here. In 1550 the Anabaptists Quirijn and his brother Huig Jorisz of Delfshaven were beheaded at DelftLeenaert Bouwens baptized 43 persons here between 1551 and 1565. Later there was a Mennonite congregation, probably very small, which met in a private house and of whose history little is known. The congregation, which it is thought belonged to the strict wing of Old Flemish Mennonites, united with that in nearby Rotterdam, ca. 1730.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 30. All rights reserved.

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