Maeren, Hendrik van (d. 1534)
Hendrik van (Hinrich or Heyndrick van Goch) Maeren (Maren), a former Catholic priest who became an active Sacramentist preacher at Warendorf, Westphalia, Germany, in the summer of 1533. On 5 January 1534, he joined the Anabaptists by baptism at Münster together with Rothmann, Rol, Stapraet, and other Münster preachers. Then he again was active at Warendorf, baptizing a number of persons, with whom he went to Münster on 17 February 1534. In October he was one of the apostles sent out to convert the world, but a few days after leaving Münster he was arrested at Soest, Westphalia, and beheaded there on 23 October, together with Dusentschuer, Slachtscaep, and five others.
Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954: 22, 26-28, 48 f., 85.
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