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Hendrick Wilhelm van Delden  was a leading textile manufacturer in Germany, head of the largest cotton mill on the Continent (at Gronau, Westphalia), and in 1938 president of the International Cotton Congress at Cairo, Egypt. He was born in Gronau, 20 April 1872, and died there 24 January 1950, oldest of eight children of Gerrit and Engelbertha van Delden, and older brother of Mathieu van Delden. For decades he was a member of the Gronau Mennonite church board and a member of the directors of the Vereinigung der Deutschen Mennonitengemeinden and served as treasurer of the Mennonitischer Geschichtsverein, 1933-1947.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1956

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Bender, Harold S. "Delden, Hendrick Wilhelm van (1872-1950)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 Nov 2015.,_Hendrick_Wilhelm_van_(1872-1950)&oldid=63278.

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Bender, Harold S. (1956). Delden, Hendrick Wilhelm van (1872-1950). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2015, from,_Hendrick_Wilhelm_van_(1872-1950)&oldid=63278.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 30. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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