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Rekker, a Dutch family name, borne by four Mennonite ministers. Meindert Huyberts Rekker was a lay preacher of Sneek 1723-ca. 1757. Jan Pieters Rekker was a lay preacher of the congregations of Veenwoudsterwal ca. 1740-1749, Groningen (united Flemish and Waterlander congregation) 1749-51, and Winsum-Obergum 1751-ca. 1775. Gerlof (Gerlaicus) Rekker of Dokkum studied at the University of Franeker and the Mennonite Seminary at Amsterdam and served the congregations of Den Hoorn on the island of Texel 1754-56, Bolsward 1756-59(?), and Vlissingen 1759-d.1809. His son Bartholomeus Rekker (1768-1844) was a merchant and writer. Sicco Rekker (1767-1835), also of Dokkum, and apparently a relative of Gerlof's, studied at the Amsterdam Mennonite Seminary and was a minister at Middelburg 1790-1832. His son Pieter Rekker served there as a deacon for many years.


Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1884): 50; (1885): 92, 95.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden. Amsterdam.

Nagtglas, F. Levensberichten van Zeeuwen II. Middelburg. 1893: 502-504.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Rekker family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rekker_family_name&oldid=67596.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Rekker family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rekker_family_name&oldid=67596.




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