Sittard (Limburg, Netherlands)

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Sittard, a town in the Dutch province of Limburg (pop. ca. 24,000; 94% Roman Catholic), which until 1794 belonged to the duchy of Jülich, was, like some of the neighboring villages, for example, Hoingen, Millen, Gangelt, and Nieuwstad, a center of Anabaptist activity about 1530-1534; later also some Anabaptists lived here. Lenart van Ysenbroek and Theunis van Hastenrath baptized in this vicinity about 1550; the latter baptized Herman van Sittart, a surgeon, Remken Ramakers was burned at the stake at Sittard in 1550.

Gerhart Siebenacker, the author of some beautiful hymns, was from this town, as apparently were also Gijsbertus Sittart, a Mennonite (Flemish) preacher at Leiden until 1679, and the van Sittert family at Amsterdam and Haarlem.


Bax, Willem. Het protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht. s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1937-1941.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 125.

Rembert, Karl. Die "Wiedertäufer" im Herzogtum Jülich. Berlin: R. Gaertners Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1899: 450.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 100.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Sittard (Limburg, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Jun 2023.,_Netherlands)&oldid=126262.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Sittard (Limburg, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 June 2023, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=126262.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 535. All rights reserved.

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