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Menaldurn (Menaem), a village in the Dutch province of Friesland, where Leenaert Bouwens baptized 7 persons in 1563-1565 and 81 in 1568-1582. In the 17th century it was the seat of a Mennonite congregation, belonging to the Jan Jacobsz group. About 1623 the district governor made trouble for the Mennonites here because they did not want to have their marriages performed by the magistrate. A Sierck Annes was even punished by having his furniture confiscated. Later on the congregation was called Old Flemish. The small congregation, of which there is no further information, united with the Jan Jacobsz congregation at neighboring Franeker shortly after 1743.


Loosjes, J. "Jan Jacobsz en de Jan-Jacobsgezinden." Nederlandsch Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 11 (1914): 234 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Menaldum (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_Netherlands)&oldid=58536.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Menaldum (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=58536.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 572. All rights reserved.

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