Hingst is a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living at Harlingen, province of Friesland, where Evert Hingst was a deacon about 1690, Sijbrand Hingst about 1785. Another Sijbrand Hingst (born 1824 at Harlingen, died 1906 at The Hague), married Jacoba Huidekoper, was burgomaster of Harlingen and a member of the First Chamber of the States-General. Of great importance for the Dutch Mennonites was Sijbrand Jan Hingst, a descendant of the same family. He was a son of Jelle Hingst and Gepke Brouwer, born 1834 at Amsterdam, died at The Hague on 12 January 1890; married M. C. Müller. He studied law at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his doctor's degree at Utrecht in 1859. He was a judge at Amsterdam, and beginning in 1883 a member of the Hoge Raad (Supreme Court of the Netherlands) and one of the most learned jurists of his time. Like his father he served the Amsterdam congregation as a deacon (1861-1865, 1871-1876, 1881-1883) and also the recently founded congregation at The Hague. He was also a member of the board of the Dutch Mennonite weekly De Zondagsbode, for which he wrote a number of articles, all signed S. H. He had a keen interest in Mennonite history and was a good friend of the well-known historian Ludwig Keller. The Amsterdam Mennonite Library contains a number of his posthumous papers and notes concerning church history and Mennonite history (oath, disputations, etc.) and also a reprint of the 1887 paper, Over de Eed.
Feith, P. R. Levensbericht van Mr. S. J. Hingst. Leiden, 1890.
De Zondagsbode III, No. 12 (19 January 1890).
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 745. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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