Apostool is a Mennonite family that stems from Flanders. In 1581 Jacob Apostool, a Mennonite, the son of Francois Apostool and Margarete Salme, came to Haarlem with his wife Maaijken Drijvers (a daughter of Andries Drijvers of Meenen). In 1583 a son, Jacob Francois, was born to them. He married Catelijntje van Steenkiste, a native of Nieuwkerk (or Nipkerke) in Flanders. Some of the outstanding members of the Apostool family were: Samuel Apostool; Andries Apostool, who was chosen deacon of the Zonist congregation in Amsterdam in 1675; Pieter Apostool; Andries Apostool; Pieter Apostool, who was three times chosen deacon of the Zonist congregation in Amsterdam, in 1705, 1714, and 1724.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Apostool family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Apostool_family&oldid=119863.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Apostool family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Apostool_family&oldid=119863.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 142. All rights reserved.
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