Foppe Ones (1626-1696)

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Foppe Ones, born 22 October 1626 at Ameland, an island in the Dutch province of Friesland, was baptized at Ballum in 1654 by the elder Teunis Abes, was chosen as preacher on 24 January 1665 and ordained as elder on 13 January 1664 by Cornelis Jansen and Teunis Abes, died 27 January 1696. His son One Foppes, born 4 October 1658, was ordained preacher of the Flemish congregation on 4 January 1704. In about 1670 a group of Mennonites separated from the Jan Jacobsz wing of the Flemish in Ameland and organized the Foppe Ones congregation. The library at Amsterdam has in manuscript a "spiritual song" by Cornelis Hiddes on the subject. This division existed until the beginning of the 19th century. It was also known as the Lausoms branch and had churches in Nes and Ballum. In 1804 it had only 99 members, and decided to unite with the Jan Jacobsz group, which numbered 432 members.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1889): 11 ff., 18 f.; (1890): 26 ff.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 662.

Loosjes, J. "Jan Jacobsz en de Jan-Jacobsgezinden." Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 11 (1914): 216-218.

Author(s) Karel Vos
Date Published 1956

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