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Van Cleeff was a Dutch Mennonite family, of which the following members went into the ministry: Laurens van Cleeff of Zwolle, serving at Borne 1809-1859; his Afscheids-rede of 15 November 1857 was published at Zwolle in 1858. Three of his sons also went into the ministry: Anthony Doyer van Cleeff, at Makkum 1835-1876; Hendrik Arnoldus van Cleeff, at Rottevalle 1846-1851, and Beemster 1851-1885; Laurens van Cleeff, at Huizinge 1848-1854, Warns-Staveren 1854-1857, and Uithuizen 1857-1894, author of a paper on the significance of the congregation in <em>Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> 1893, and a sermon commemorating his 25th year of service in this congregation of Uithuizen; Laurens van Cleeff J. Jzn, a cousin of Laurens, at Hallum 1876-1882, Tjalleberd 1882-1887, and Aalsmeer 1887-1905; he published (1901) a sermon on Psalm 16:6, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his ministerial service.


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: 320, 322.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1893), (1907): 184.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Cleeff, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 24 Oct 2016.,_van,_family&oldid=79733.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Cleeff, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2016, from,_van,_family&oldid=79733.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 620. All rights reserved.

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