Moerbeek, van, family
van Moerbeek, a former Dutch Mennonite family found at Dordrecht, Haarlem, and Amsterdam. Adam Abrahamsz van Moerbeek (born about 1720 at Kleve, Germany) served a few years as preacher of the Hoorn congregation on the island of Texel and 1749-death in 1793 at Dordrecht; he was also a noted philologist. His son Jacobus van Moerbeek studied at the Amsterdam Seminary 1778-1786 and served the congregations of Wieringen 1787-1792 and Huizen 1792- c. 1825. Abraham van Moerbeek, of Haarlem, studied at the Theological Seminary at Amsterdam and became a ministerial candidate in 1777. Thereupon he studied medicine at the Leiden University, obtaining his M.D. degree in 1782. Returning to Amsterdam, he served for about one year as an assistant preacher, then he resigned, devoting himself to his medical practice, but continued his service to the church by his appointment by the board as doctor of the poor.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1868): 97.
Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 85, note 1.
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Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. v. 1-10. Leiden, 1911-1937: IX: 687.
Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden (Amsterdam, 1731, 1743, 1755, 1757, 1766, 1769, 1775, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1786, 1787, 1789, 1791, 1793, 1802, 1804, 1806, 1808, 1810, 1815, 1829).
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