Jong, Arnoldus de (1802-1854)
Arnoldus de Jong, a Dutch Mennonite pastor, b. 14 April 1802 at Leeuwarden, d. 22 May 1854 at Dantumawoude, studied at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary and served the congregation of Surhuisterveen 1826-1827 and Dantumawoude 1827-1854. He is the author of some poetical works. He was married to Anna Fontein of Harlingen. His son Dirk Fontein de Jong was a promoter of the Frisian dairy industry, having also a keen interest in church matters; in 1896 he was president of the Friese Sociëteit (Mennonite Conference in Friesland). A grandson of Arnoldus de Jong, also called Arnoldus de Jong (1873-November 1946), was a Mennonite minister of the following congregations: Noordhorn 1898-1910, Hindeloopen 1910-1914, and Broek op Langendijk 1914-1938.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 119. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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