Huizinga, Jacob Derks (1659-1736)

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Jacob Derks Huizinga (Huysinga), born 9 January 1659 at Huizinge, died 24 December 1736 at Groningen, was a member of the Dutch Mennonite Huizinga family. Jacob Derks Huizinga was not a farmer like his forefathers, but a merchant. He settled in the city of Groningen, first as partner of the well-known Jan Arents "in 't Block." He married twice: in 1681 Janneken Lubberts Cremer (see Cremer) of Neustadt-Gödens, who died in 1701, then in 1702 Stijntje Mattheusd. van Calker of Deventer, who died in 1731. At first he was a loyal member of the Groningen Old Flemish Mennonites, but in course of time friction arose because Huizinga was less conservative than the Old Flemish. He sympathized much with the Collegiants and seems to have left his church to join the Collegiants, who had a considerable group in the city of Groningen with a meetinghouse of their own.

Huizinga wrote a family book in which he wrote "memorable occurrences from my time 1672-1696," which gives some valuable information on Mennonite history. His Lyckreden op het Christelijk en zalig afsterven van . . . Albert Jansen was published at Groningen (n.d., 1727). A curious letter by Huizinga as a marriage broker is found in Gorter's Doopsgezinde Lectuur 1858, 329 ff.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1883): 73.

Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: VIII, 886 f.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Het protestantsche vaderland: biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland, 8 vols. Utrecht, 1903-1918: IV, 404 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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