Kollum (Friesland, Netherlands)
Kollum was a village in the northeast of the Dutch province of Friesland, where in the 16th and 17th centuries Mennonites were numerous. Leenaert Bouwens baptized four persons here in 1551-1554, 21 persons in 1563-1565, and 201 persons in 1568-1582, totaling 226; besides these, in 1563-1565 eight others in the Kollumer Nieuwland.
In the early 17th century there were at Kollum at least three Mennonite congregations:
In 1932 Mennonites living at Kollum formed a “Menno Simonsz-Kring,” which belongs to the congregation of Zwaagwesteinde. The membership of this group was 38 in 1955.
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: passim, see Index.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1874): 107 f.; (1879): 3; (1892): 71 f.; (1895): 12, 20; (1903): 81, 91, 105; (1905): 29; (1907): 79; (1912): 66, 68.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 522.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 216. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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