Jan-Tammes-volk was a branch of Dutch Mennonites, followers of Jan Tammes of Groningen, who in 1688 was excommunicated from his congregation (Old Flemish) because he was a champion of baptism by immersion and free preaching by all members of the church, as practiced by the Collegiants. He was also said to have believed that the Old Flemish branch was not the only true Christian church. Besides this, he was charged with laxity in shunning those who had married outside the group (buitengetrouwden).
It is not known whether Jan Tammes had many adherents. A small congregation of Jan-Tammes-volk was found at Harlingen, Dutch province of Friesland, of which Jan Jansen Blaauw was chosen preacher in 1709.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1877): 129; (1883): 75-85.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 389.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 83. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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