Casier, Joost (d. after 1656)
Joost Casier (or Cesaer) was a deacon of the Waterlander Mennonite congregation at Leiden, Holland, at least until 1656. In a letter of 1614 he signed his name with the French addition, diaque des Valon a Leiden. The letter, also signed in French by Jean de Mortier as Evesque (bishop) and Jean des Mullier as Serviteur (preacher), seems to indicate the existence of a separate congregation called Vallons, that is, French-speaking Mennonites, originally from the Walloon district of Belgium.
See also Leiden
Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden: ontleend aan het archief der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Leiden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1905: 33, 61, 62, 83.
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