Remkes, Johann (1714-1770)

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Johann Remkes, the last lay preacher of the Krefeld Mennonite congregation, was born 16 March 1714, and was ordained to the min­istry on 17 October 1754, by Winand Wynands (b. 1702, preacher 1727-77). On 13 June 1769, Remkes as preacher and Heinrich van der Leyen as deacon, both aged men, wrote an illuminating let­ter to the Lam en Toren congregation of Amster­dam asking for ministerial help. The letter gives much interesting information on the Krefeld congregation (see a long excerpt, Mennonitisches Lexikon III, 647). Remkes died 3 January 1770. The first educated minister was then called in 1770; it was not de Vries, but Wopko Molenaar and Zino van Abbema.


Beitrage zur Geschichte rheinischer Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1939: 47, 81 f., 86 f., et passim.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 467 f.

Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 295. All rights reserved.

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