Remkes, Johann (1714-1770)

Revision as of 19:29, 20 August 2013 by GameoAdmin (talk | contribs) (CSV import - 20130820)

Jump to: navigation, search

Johann Remkes, the last lay preacher of the Krefeld Mennonite congregation, was born 16 March 1714, and was ordained to the min­istry on 17 October 1754, by Winand Wynands (b. 1702, preacher 1727-77). On 13 June 1769, Remkes as preacher and Heinrich van der Leyen as deacon, both aged men, wrote an illuminating let­ter to the Lam en Toren congregation of Amster­dam asking for ministerial help. The letter gives much interesting information on the Krefeld congregation (see a long excerpt, Mennonitisches Lexikon III, 647). Remkes died 3 January 1770. The first educated minister was then called in 1770; it was not de Vries, but Wopko Molenaar and Zino van Abbema.


Beitrage zur Geschichte rheinischer Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1939: 47, 81 f., 86 f., et passim.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 467 f.

Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

MLA style

Crous, Ernst. "Remkes, Johann (1714-1770)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2018.,_Johann_(1714-1770)&oldid=84451.

APA style

Crous, Ernst. (1959). Remkes, Johann (1714-1770). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from,_Johann_(1714-1770)&oldid=84451.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 295. All rights reserved.

©1996-2018 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.