Lulofs family

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Lulofs was a Dutch Mennonite family who lived in Emden and in Leer, East Friesland, Germany, since the 17th century. The first known Mennonite Lulofs was Warner Lulofs (1627-1699) from Emden, where he served as a deacon in the church. He had at least nine children.

One of his sons, also named Warner Lulofs (1687-1750), in the early 18th century moved to Amsterdam, where he became a deacon of the Lamist congregation in 1735. This branch of the family died out.

Another son of Warner, Sr., was Berent Lulofs (1674-d. between 1720-1726). Berent had at least two children. One of them was also named Warner (ca. 1700-1756). This Warner, his children and most of his grandchildren lived in Leer. Two of his grandchildren--Warner and Jan Doekes--went to Amsterdam, where they started a grain trade. Sicco Lulofs (1849-1927), a descendant of Warner, Sr., was a Mennonite pastor for more than 55 years, serving at Broek op Langendijk 1872-1875, Winterswijk 1875-77, Koog-Zaandijk 1877-1889, Deventer 1889-1901, and The Hague 1901-1927. For many years he was a trustee of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (Dutch General Mennonite Conference) and a curator of the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary. He published a number of sermons. His colleague G. Wuite Jz of The Hague wrote his obituary in Doopsgezind ]aarboekje of 1929.


Jürgens-Lulofs, Joan. "Stamreeks van Joanna Lulofs." Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging. 2016. Web.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Joan Jürgens-Lulofs
Date Published November 2016

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