Fortgens was a Mennonite family, first living at Emmerich, Germany, from where a number of members migrated to Amsterdam, among them Jacob (?) Fortgens, father of the well-known Zonist preacher Michiel Fortgens. Abraham Fortgens was a Mennonite deacon of Emmerich about 1690. His son Isack, born 1685 at Emmerich, died ca. 1751 at Amsterdam, moved to Amsterdam and served the Zonist congregation as a deacon 1715-1720 and 1728-1735; Catherina, daughter of Isack, in 1731 married Abraham Fock, a Mennonite emigrant from Danzig. Some members of this family joined the Zonist congregation and are often found as deacons until the end of the 18th century; others joined the Amsterdam Lamist congregation.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Fortgens family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Mar 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fortgens_family&oldid=120597.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Fortgens family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 March 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fortgens_family&oldid=120597.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 356. All rights reserved.
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