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Matthias Jansz van Geuns, son of the iron dealer Jan Stevens van Geuns at Groningen, b. there 1758, d. 1839 at Haarlem, served the following Mennonite congregations as a pastor: Makkum 1783-1787, Harlingen 1787-1792, and Haarlem 1792-1828. He published Kort Verslag aangaande den Toestand van het Doopsgezind Kerkgenootschap (Utrecht, 1793). He was married to Tryntje Cornelisd. Sytses of Leeuwarden. Two of his sons, Cornelis Sytse and Bartel, were also Mennonite ministers.

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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: 152.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. (Amsterdam 1829): 25.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Geuns, Matthias Jansz van (1758-1839)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Geuns,_Matthias_Jansz_van_(1758-1839)&oldid=107773.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Geuns, Matthias Jansz van (1758-1839). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Geuns,_Matthias_Jansz_van_(1758-1839)&oldid=107773.




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