Sittard, a town in the Dutch province of Limburg (pop. ca. 24,000; 94% Roman Catholic), which until 1794 belonged to the duchy of Jülich, was, like some of the neighboring villages, for example, Hoingen, Millen, Gangelt, and Nieuwstad, a center of Anabaptist activity about 1530-1534; later also some Anabaptists lived here. Lenart van Ysenbroek and Theunis van Hastenrath baptized in this vicinity about 1550; the latter baptized Herman van Sittart, a surgeon, Remken Ramakers was burned at the stake at Sittard in 1550.
Gerhart Siebenacker, the author of some beautiful hymns, was from this town, as apparently were also Gijsbertus Sittart, a Mennonite (Flemish) preacher at Leiden until 1679, and the van Sittert family at Amsterdam and Haarlem.
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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 125.
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Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 100.
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Sittard (Limburg, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 9 Oct 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sittard_(Limburg,_Netherlands)&oldid=126262.
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