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Van der Plaats is a Dutch Mennonite family, from the 17th century found at Harlingen, Friesland, where in the early 18th century Folkert van der Plaats Jzn was a deacon of the Mennonite congregation and owner of a publishing house, which printed a number of books by Johannes Stinstra. His son Folkert van der Plaats Jr. continued this pub­lishing house until his death in 1806. The business was then run by Melle van der Plaats, a son of Folkert Jr. Some members of this family were noted physicians and lawyers in Friesland.

A descendant of this family was Jan Daniel van der Plaats, b. 1837 at Leeuwarden, d. 1890, who after finishing his studies at the Amsterdam Theo­logical Seminary served as pastor at Hindeloopen-Molkwerum 1851-1856 and Woudsend 1856-1883. He published the sermons delivered in 1858-1859 to com­memorate the last service in the old meetinghouse and the first service in the new one at Woudsend: Twee tempel-psalmen (Sneek, 1859).

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839.

Wumkes, G. A. Stads- en Dorpskroniek van Friesland, 2 vv. Leeuwarden, 1930 and 1934:  passim.

De Zondagsbode.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Plaats, van der, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 May 2016.,_van_der,_family&oldid=120518.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Plaats, van der, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 May 2016, from,_van_der,_family&oldid=120518.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 183. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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