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Van Delden is a Dutch Mennonite family, originally of Deventer, Dutch province of Overijssel, and in the 17th century residing at Deventer and Groningen. Since the 19th century the family has also been in Gronau and Nordhorn, Germany. Jan van Delden, a Deventer merchant, having moved to Germany (see Matheus van Delden). Most of the van Delden family were merchants or manufacturers. In the 17th century nearly all members of this family belonged to the conservative group of Old Flemish Mennonites, and many of them did much for the church, several serving the church as deacons. Mennonite preachers of this family were: Steven (Berents) van Delden (1672-1757), a rather wealthy merchant, who was minister of the Old Flemish congregation at Deventer from 1722 until his death; Albertus van Delden (1748-1810), minister at Sneek, Oude Huis, 1773-1797; Pieter van Delden (1763-1818), educated at the Amsterdam Mennonite seminary, minister at Winterswijk 1786-1800, lived at Almelo after his retirement; Mauritz Ernst van Delden (1818-1872), educated at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary, a minister at Franeker 1848-1872. He wrote Leerrede, uitgesproken bij gelegenheid der laatste godsdienstoefening in het oude kerkjgebouw der Doopsgezinden te Franeker, 8 Mei 1864, Franeker (n.d.).


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1873): 189; (1919): 82, 85-87, 97.

Moussault, P. Het geslacht van Delden : nakomelingen van Berend van Delden, die in de XVI-de eeuw te Deventer leefde. Laren: P. Moussalt, 1954.

Muthesius, Volkar. 100 Jahre M. van Delden & Co. : zur Geschichte der münsterländischen Baumwollindustrie. Gronau, West Germany: M. van Delden & Co., 1954?

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Delden, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 Apr 2017.,_van,_family&oldid=94320.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Delden, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_van,_family&oldid=94320.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 30. All rights reserved.

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