Apostool is a Mennonite family that stems from Flanders. In 1581 Jacob Apostool, a Mennonite, the son of Francois Apostool and Margarete Salme, came to Haarlem with his wife Maaijken Drijvers (a daughter of Andries Drijvers of Meenen). In 1583 a son, Jacob Francois, was born to them. He married Catelijntje van Steenkiste, a native of Nieuwkerk (or Nipkerke) in Flanders. Some of the outstanding members of the Apostool family were: Samuel Apostool; Andries Apostool, who was chosen deacon of the Zonist congregation in Amsterdam in 1675; Pieter Apostool; Andries Apostool; Pieter Apostool, who was three times chosen deacon of the Zonist congregation in Amsterdam, in 1705, 1714, and 1724.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 142. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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