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Sint Maartensdijk is a town on the island of Tholen, Dutch province of Zeeland. Mennonites living in Tholen in the early days met in a private house at Sint Maartensdijk; in 1647 Elder Jacques van Maldeghem of Aardenburg performed a marriage here. This troubled the Reformed church board of Sint Maartensdijk and caused the board in 1633-1648 to make repeated complaints to the magistrates, which, however, seem to have been without result. It is not clear whether there was a Mennonite congregation at Sint Maartensdijk. At any rate nothing is known about this congregation.


Was, J. "De Doopsgezinden op net eiland Tholen, voornamelijk te St-Maartensdijk in de XVIIe eeuw." Jaarboek Zeeland (1852): 35-50.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Maartensdijk, Sint (Zeeland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Oct 2016.,_Sint_(Zeeland,_Netherlands)&oldid=89176.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Maartensdijk, Sint (Zeeland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from,_Sint_(Zeeland,_Netherlands)&oldid=89176.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 428. All rights reserved.

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