Hazerswoude (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)

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Hazerswoude (formerly usually called Hasersouw), a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, where strong Anabaptist activity of the revolutionary type was found in 1535, resulting in a revolt in the last day of that year, in which 60 persons, both men and women, participated. The revolt was rigorously suppressed by the government and most participants were killed or executed some time after. About 1650 and apparently much earlier there were two Mennonite congregations at Hazerswoude, of which there is only sparse information. Both were small; one belonged to the Flemish branch, the other to the Waterlanders. They seem to have merged at the end of the 17th century. This united congregation, which for more than a hundred years was considerably supported by the congregations of Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Amsterdam, belonged to the Zonist Conference.

In 1726 the congregation liberally contributed to the need of Mennonites in Prussia. In 1792 it numbered only eight members and in 1797 it died out. The last preacher was Aris Baas 1769-95; his predecessor, Adriaan Koenen 1725- ca. 1767, was appointed in 1740 to go to Danzig, Prussia, to settle the quarrels which had arisen in that congregation.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 268.

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, Nos. 143, 145, 150, 152-55, 157, 159, 162, 167, 1164; II, Nos. 1808, 1811, 1905, 2141; II, 2, Nos. 82-97.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: I: 186 f., 199.


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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, pp. 682-683. All rights reserved.

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