Arkenbout is a former Mennonite family. Martinus Arkenbout was a preacher of the Flemish congregation at Brielle ca. 1689. His son Jan Arkenbout served as preacher at Schiedam 1716-1722 and Haarlem (Klein Heiligland congregation) 1722-ca. 1740, and his grandson Martinus Arkenbout, educated at the Amsterdam Lamist seminary, served at Zwolle 1741-1746, Leiden 1746-1757, and Haarlem 1757-d. 1790. In 1782 he dedicated the Mennonite home for the poor on Groot Heiligland, and his sermon De Zang- en Speel-konst in haar nuttig gebruik . . . , preached on 26 July 1771, when the Klein Heiligland Mennonite church acquired its organ, was published at Haarlem in 1771. In the Amsterdam Zonist congregation there were also some Arkenbouts.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1060. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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