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Jelle Brouwer, b. at Franeker about 1725; in 1749 ministerial candidate, then preacher in Kleve, Germany, chosen with the approval of the church council of the Mennonite congregation in Amsterdam, from 1 January 1750, to his death, 9 January 1782. He delivered the funeral address for Abraham Alders, preacher at Goch, which was published in 1774. He was succeeded by his son Pieter Brouwer.


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 253.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Brouwer, Jelle (ca. 1725-1782)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 Jan 2015.,_Jelle_(ca._1725-1782)&oldid=55141.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Brouwer, Jelle (ca. 1725-1782). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 January 2015, from,_Jelle_(ca._1725-1782)&oldid=55141.

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