Schilthuis, a Mennonite family found at Groningen, Netherlands, since the early 18th century, where they were grain merchants. According to a family tradition Uko Walles was one of its ancestors. One of the most outstanding members of this family was Ulferdus Gerardus Schilthuis (1799-1856), a grain dealer at Groningen. He was a member of the Provincial States of Groningen and from 1837 a justice of the peace at Groningen. He was the promoter of new branches of trade and agriculture in the province of Groningen, and through his initiative a school of agriculture (Landhuishoudschool) was founded at Groningen. He married Coenradine Catherina van Delden (1797-1871). At present a branch of this family is also found at Rotterdam; Ulferdus Gerardus Schilthuis, a lawyer at Rotterdam, was a member of the church board of the Rotterdam congregation.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 456. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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