Gerritsz, Dirk (1565-1626)

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Dirk Gerritsz was a Mennonite preacher of the Frisian congregation in Wormerveer, Dutch province of North Holland, for many years. After his death a volume of his writings was published, containing two devotional tracts and a number of songs. The (abridged) title reads as follows: Twee corte vermaen brieven . . . aen sijn Kinderen, met drie Schriftuerlijcke Liedekens (Hoorn, 1629). He must have been a capable and very influential leader far beyond his home church. By trade he was a merchant. Of his six sons two were deacons and two preachers of the Wormerveer Frisian congregation. His youngest son was Oom Jacob Dirksz.


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 228, 272.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. Utrecht, 1903-: III, 226-227.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Gerritsz, Dirk (1565-1626)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2018.,_Dirk_(1565-1626)&oldid=87811.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Gerritsz, Dirk (1565-1626). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from,_Dirk_(1565-1626)&oldid=87811.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 505. All rights reserved.

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