Schrijver family

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Schrijver, a Dutch Mennonite family of Flemish descent. To this family belongs Gillis Schrijver, a Mennonite elder in Flanders, who played a part in the Flemish-Frisian quarrels at Harlingen in 1566-67. In the early 17th century a branch of this family was living in Utrecht; from here the family spread over a number of North Holland towns. Cornelis and Coenraad Schrijver were Mennonite merchants at Amsterdam in the 18th century. Pieter Schrijver was a Mennonite minister. A Tobias Schrijver, a Mennonite, managed a lace factory at Kampen from 1760. About 1650 a Mennonite Schrijver (Schryfer) family was living at Goch, Germany.


Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 329 note 2.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1881): 96 ff.

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: v. II, Nos. 2573 ff.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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