Heems, Abraham (18th century)
Abraham Heems, a Dutch Mennonite of Haarlem, Holland, married to Johanna van Dalen, of a Flemish emigrant family, silk manufacturer, d. after 1747, was the author of a number of religious poems. Among his publications were Absolon of de gestrafte Heerschzucht (Haarlem, n.d.); and Bijbelpoezy in Alleenspraken, Tafereelen, Uitbrei-dingen en Zedelessen (Amsterdam, 1729).
Heerns's daughter Femina (1724-1781), married to the Mennonite merchant Gerard Hugaart of Haarlem, also published a number of poems. Heems died in 1756. The Heems family, a number of whom served as deacons or as regents of the Mennonite orphanages, was in the 17th and 18th centuries rather numerous in Haarlem.
Schagen, M. Naamlijst van Doopsgezinde Schrijveren. 1745: 45.
Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, A-L (I, Utrecht), later by J. P. de Bie and J. Loosjes (II, III, IV, V, and installment #29, The Hague, 1903- : v. III, 603; v. IV, 787.
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