Couwenhoven family

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Couwenhoven (in Prussia usually Kauenhoven), was a family of Flemish emigrees who left Flanders about 1600 and moved to the Netherlands, where they were found in Bridle and Haarlem. The Bridle branch of this family, which was very numerous in the 17th century and some members of which moved to Rotterdam, belonged to the Reformed Church. It is not clear whether they were Reformed from the beginning, or had turned from Mennonitism to the Reformed Church.

The Haarlem branch was Mennonite and belonged to the (Old) Flemish branch. From the Netherlands some members of the Couwenhoven family emigrated to Danzig, where they are found since 1661. Cornelis Couwenhoven became a preacher of the Danzig Old Flemish congregation in 1720.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Couwenhoven family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 May 2018.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Couwenhoven family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 May 2018, from


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 726. All rights reserved.

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