Loosjes is an old Dutch Mennonite family, whose ancestor, as far as is known, was Aryan (Adriaen) Jacobs Loosjes (1550-1635), living on the Molenbuurt at Zaandam, Dutch province of North Holland. This family has produced a large number of Mennonite preachers, first of whom was Krelis Aryanse (Cornelis Adriaensz Loosjes) (1660-1720), a grandson of Aryan Jacobs, who from 1693 until his death was a preacher of the Frisian congregation at West-Zaandam. His son Adriaan Loosjes, his grandsons Cornelis and Petrus Loosjes, as well as a number of other descendants, are mentioned in other articles. Some members of the Loosjes family were ardent Collegiants, e.g., Herman Loosjes of Zaandam, who in 1706-1708 spoke occasionally at the Collegiant center at Rijnsburg. Another outstanding member of the family was Cornelis Overbeek Loosjes (1785-1841), a son of Vincent Overbeek, a plumber at Haarlem, and Engeltje Loosjes, a daughter of Cornelis Loosjes, who served the congregation of Zutphen 1818-1838, resigning because of bad health.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1881): 54 f.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 687.
Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam, 1829: 54.
Nederland's Patriciaat 1924: XIV, 180-188.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Loosjes family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Loosjes_family&oldid=105898.
van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Loosjes family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Loosjes_family&oldid=105898.
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