Drooge, Alexander Hubertus van (1872-1942)
Alexander Hubertus van Drooge, a Dutch Mennonite pastor, was born 4 October 1872 at Bakkeveen, Friesland, where his father was a schoolteacher, and died 22 June 1942 at Warga, Friesland, where he lived after retiring. He was educated at the university of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Mennonite Theological Seminary and served two congregations: Holwerd-Blija, 1897-1898; and Deventer, 1898-1939. He was a very serious and modest man, with a warm heart for his congregations. From 1934 to 1939 he was president of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (General Conference of the Dutch Mennonites).
In this capacity he preached the closing sermon of the Third Mennonite World Conference at Witmarsum, Friesland, on 3 July 1936. He also served for a number of years as president of the Elspeet Doopsgezind Broederschapshuis. He was active in general liberal Protestantism: in 1911-1921 he was a member of the board of the Nederlandsche Protestantenbond and 1920-1921 its president. He was especially interested in religious education; for the Mennonites of Holland he projected a booklet for baptismal candidates.
Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1943): 18-35, with portrait.
Mennonite World Conference (3rd: 1936: Amsterdam, Netherlands, etc.). Der Allgemeine Kongress der Mennoniten: gehalten in Amsterdam, Elspeet, Witmarsum (Holland) 29. Juni bis 3. Juli 1936. Karslruhe: Druck und Verlag Heinrich Schneider, 1936: 18-20, 168, 173-183.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 104-105. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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