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Jan Dirksz Schotvanger was a preacher of the Old Frisian (Arke Noach) congregation at Amsterdam in 1707-35. He was one of the lay preachers who led this church for a number of years, others being Cornelis Lely, Cornelis Schellinger, and Marten Schagen. Though there is not much information concerning Schotvanger, it is known that he was pious, capable, and hard-working. Schotvanger died 1737 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cornelis Lely delivered his funeral sermon.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Schotvanger, Jan Dirksz (d. 1737)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 7 Dec 2016.,_Jan_Dirksz_(d._1737)&oldid=60811.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Schotvanger, Jan Dirksz (d. 1737). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2016, from,_Jan_Dirksz_(d._1737)&oldid=60811.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 479. All rights reserved.

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