Wartena family name

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Wartena, a Dutch family name, originally of Friesland. In its Mennonite branch the following were ministers: Abe Ruurds Wartena, a preacher of the Wieringen congregation 1807-d. 1809 (Doopsgezinde Bijdragen 1891, 53 ff., 57), Sjoerd Wartena (Grouw, 1843-Lochem, 1917), educated at the Amsterdam seminary, served as pastor at Wolvega 1868-1873, Rottevalle 1873-1880, Bovenknijpe 1880-1884, Workum 1884-1886, and Hallum from 1886 until he retired in 1908. His son Sjoerd Dirk August Wartena (Wolvega, 1871-Doorwerth, 1953), educated at the university and the seminary at Amsterdam, served at Terschelling 1894-1897, Veenwouden 1897-1902, Zutphen 1902-1909, Heerenveen 1909-1922, and Hallum from 1922 until he retired in 1936. He is the author of a paper on "Jan Thomas," Doopsgezinde Bijdragen 1896.

Johannes Aeschinus Wartena (b. 1869 at Grouw) as a pastor of the Midwolda-Beerta-Meeden congregation in 1891-1901, when he resigned. Sjoerd Wartena, a loyal member of the church, was a physician at Hindeloopen in 1839-1889. Another Sjoerd Wartena, b. 1897 at Nijland, rector of the Gymnasium at Leeuwarden since 1931, was a member and moderator of the board of the Leeuwarden Mennonite congregation 1935-1938.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Wartena family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Jan 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wartena_family_name&oldid=134891.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Wartena family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 January 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wartena_family_name&oldid=134891.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 891. All rights reserved.

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