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Coopmans (Koopmans) was a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living at Grouw, province of Friesland. A known ancestor of this family was Rinse Coopmans, b. at Grouw about 1650. He was a butter merchant. His great-grandson Claas Rinses Coopmans, b. 1739 at Grouw, d. 1793 at Leeuwarden, was for some time also a butter merchant and exporter, but in 1772 he disposed of this trade, because he thought that a true Christian could not be a merchant. Then he became a preacher of the Mennonite congregation of Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland. His son Rinse Coopmans, who like his descendants spelled the name "Koopmans," was a Mennonite minister and professor at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary.

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Nederland’s Patriciaat 11 (1920): 124-132.

Pasma, F. H. De Doopsgezinden te Grouw. Grouw, 1930: 16.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Coopmans (Koopmans) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 6 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Coopmans_(Koopmans)_family&oldid=120498.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Coopmans (Koopmans) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Coopmans_(Koopmans)_family&oldid=120498.




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