Loon, Petrus van (1690-1754)
Petrus van Loon, born ca. 1690 at Gouda, died 28 October 1754, at Veenendaal, a son of Abraham van Loon, was a Mennonite preacher at Veenendaal (or Rijnsche Veen) in the Dutch province of Utrecht, Holland, from 1719 until his death, having previously served the congregation at Schiedam. He had at the same time assumed the care of a settlement of Mennonites who had left East Prussia because they had been deprived of their nonresistant privilege. With aid from the Dutch Mennonites 45 persons arrived in Wageningen at Christmas 1732. His son Isaacus van Loon, who studied at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary 1742-1748, was appointed assistant to his father. Jacobus van Loon, another son of Petrus, served from 1755 for some years as preacher of the Mennonite congregation of Middelharnis.
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