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Mennofonds, a fund established by the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit on 5 January 1920 for the purpose of borrowing money from congregations and individuals at a low interest rate and investing it at a higher rate to obtain means for raising the salaries of the ministers. This plan, though the planned amount of one and a half million guilders was not reached, was successful. Klaas Dekker Jzn, a deacon of Zaandam, had suggested the plan. The treasurers of the A.D.S. took charge of the fund. In 1947 the total borrowed amount was redeemed.

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Doopsgezinde Jaarboekje (1921): 50-56.

Verslag (report) of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (1946-47): 18.

De Zondagsbode (19 December 1920).


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Mennofonds." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennofonds&oldid=108855.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Mennofonds. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennofonds&oldid=108855.




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