Luykens, Jan (d. 1744)

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jan Luykens (Lücken) was the head of one of the 13 Krefeld families who landed in Philadelphia on 6 October 1683, and settled in Germantown. He was a Quaker, a citizen of Krefeld, but was a native of Wesel. When the land was divided among the Germantown settlers by lot on 25 October 1683, Luykens as a farmer acquired 200 acres. Jan served as constable of Germantown in 1691-1695, as sheriff in 1694-1695, and died in 1744.


Cassel, Daniel K. Geschichte der Mennoniten. Philadelphia, 1890: 36-44.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 697.

Hull, W. I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1935.

Niepoth, W. Die Eltern und Voreltern des Johann Luyken. 1935 and 1948.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1957

Cite This Article

MLA style

Hege, Christian. "Luykens, Jan (d. 1744)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 17 Aug 2022.,_Jan_(d._1744)&oldid=144293.

APA style

Hege, Christian. (1957). Luykens, Jan (d. 1744). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 August 2022, from,_Jan_(d._1744)&oldid=144293.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 424. All rights reserved.

©1996-2022 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.