Goos was the name of a Mennonite family which played a significant role in the Friedrichstadt and Hamburg Mennonite congregations in Germany. Abraham Goos and his son Isaak (1696-1769) were deacons of the Mennonite church at Friedrichstadt. Another Isaak Goos studied theology and served as the minister of the Mennonite church (1798-1845) of Hamburg, under whom the change from the Dutch language in worship services to the German took place. His son Berend (1815-1885) was a well-known artist in Hamburg.
Dollinger, Robert. Geschichte der Mennoniten in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg und Lübeck. Neumünster, 1930.
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Krahn, Cornelius. "Goos family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 14 Dec 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goos_family&oldid=81279.
Krahn, Cornelius. (1956). Goos family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 December 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goos_family&oldid=81279.
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