van Maurik is the name of a Dutch Mennonite family found at Utrecht, Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Rotterdam. A number of its members served as deacons and at least three of them were Mennonite ministers. Aert Thonisz van Maurik was appointed preacher in the Flemish congregation of Utrecht in 1653 (Doopsgezinde Bijdragen 1874: 81). He was the ancestor of many generations of Mennonites. His son (or his cousin?) Willem van Maurik was a physician and a minister at Utrecht and Amsterdam. Matthys van Maurik (died in 1737) of Utrecht prepared the translation of two books by Herman Schijn. The first was published in 1727 at Amsterdam and Utrecht, Geschiedenis der Protestantsche Christenen, in't Vereenigd Nederland genaamd Mennoniten, a translation of Schijn's Historia Christianorum, qui in Belgio Foederatione inter Protestantes Mennonitae appellantur of 1723. The second was published in 1738, after his death, at Amsterdam, Uitvoeriger Verhandeling of Vervolg van de Geschiedenis der Mennonieten, a translation of Schijn's Historia Mennonitarum plenior deductio of 1729. This Matthys van Maurik was a deacon of the Utrecht congregation in 1721-1724, 1728-1732, and 1736-1737. His son Willem van Maurik Matthizn of Utrecht, after studying at the Amsterdam Lamist seminary, was a preacher of the Vlaemsche Blok congregation at Haarlem 1738-ca.1760.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 543. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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