Eekens, Dominicus (1682-1732)

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Dominicus Eekens (Ekens), born 1682 at Dokkum, Dutch province of Friesland, died 11 July 1732 at Amsterdam, a Dutch Mennonite minister, was trained 1699-1705 for the ministry by the Amsterdam preacher Galenus Abrahamsz, and served the congregation of Amsterdam in 1710-1713 as preacher and from 1713 until his death as an elder. He is said to have been a very modest man, whose sincere messages were of great blessing to the congregation. He did not leave behind any publications. He was married to Margaretha de Flines, of an old Flemish family. His colleague B. van Leuvenig delivered his funeral sermon, Lykrede op Dominicus Eekens, published at Amsterdam in 1732.


Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, No. 686.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Eekens, Dominicus (1682-1732)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 24 Feb 2018.,_Dominicus_(1682-1732)&oldid=87244.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Eekens, Dominicus (1682-1732). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 February 2018, from,_Dominicus_(1682-1732)&oldid=87244.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 161. All rights reserved.

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