Cleyndert, was a Mennonite family found in the Dutch Zaan district north of Amsterdam. Most of them originally belonged to the Groningen Old Flemish congregation of Oostzaandam. They usually were grain merchants, and some of them were deacons in the church. A descendant of this family, Claes Cleyndert (1799-1842), and his son Hendrik Cleyndert (1825-1887), both grain merchants, promoted the building of a church (1843) at Nieuwendam, near Amsterdam, where at this time some members of the Cleyndert family resided. The Nieuwendam meetinghouse, a frame building, was a gift of the Cleyndert family.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Cleyndert family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 20 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cleyndert_family&oldid=119914.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Cleyndert family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cleyndert_family&oldid=119914.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 627. All rights reserved.
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