Keessen was a Dutch Mennonite family of Aalsmeer. Since
the 18th century usually occupied in fruit and tree raising, the family in
1957 owned one of the famous flower, nursery, and export businesses of this
town. Many of its members were deacons. Gerrit Cornelis Keessen served 1798-ca.1830
as a preacher of the Nieuwe Vermaning congregation, as did also Dirk Aldert
Keessen 1826-1856, Willem Keessen 1832-ca.1860, and Willem Dirks Keessen, Jr.,
1861-1866. D. W. Keessen Azn published De vermaningen te Aalsmeer in den
ouden tijd (Aalsmeer, 1932) and De Doopsgezinde Gemeenten te Aalsmeer
1642-1942 (no place of publication indicated; no publisher indicated
no date of publication indicated.—Aalsmeer, 1942).
Vleer, W. Tsj. De Aloude Aalsmeerse Familiën. De Kaag, n.d., ca. 1953?.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 161. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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