Bennema-Feenstra, Minke (b. 1873)
Minke Bennema-Feenstra, b. 14 October 1873 at Holwerd, Dutch province of Friesland, of an old Mennonite family, was married to Jan Bennema, a dealer in iron, of Groningen. After his death she took over the management of the business for several years. She had a fervent love for the Mennonite brotherhood and in various ways served the Groningen congregation; among other things, as a member of the church board, and as an active participant in the erection of a rest-home there. For many years she was an executive member of the Commissie voor Gemeentedagen. Her spiritual lifework was the Broederschapshuis at Elspeet, of which she was chosen an administrative member in 1923, and for which she performed the extensive work of the treasurership 1924-1948. In 1952 she was living at Haarlem.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 274. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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