The Bankroetiers (Defaulters) were a small branch of Dutch Mennonites who separated in 1598 from the Huiskoopers or Old Flemish. Jacob Pieters van der Meulen, a leader of the Huiskoopers, did not think it necessary to excommunicate a brother for bankruptcy. Other leaders, especially Hans Busschaert, held the opposite view. The outcome was that van der Meulen was excommunicated with the debtor and his following. They formed a group known as the Bankroetiers. This group was, however, soon dissolved.
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Loosjes, J. "Bankroetiers (Defaulters)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bankroetiers_(Defaulters)&oldid=122362.
Loosjes, J. (1953). Bankroetiers (Defaulters). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bankroetiers_(Defaulters)&oldid=122362.
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