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Sleeswijk, a Dutch Mennonite family, formerly found in the province of Friesland. Frederick Samuelsz (ca. 1605 - 22 April 1680), from 1668 calling himself Sleeswij(c)k, was a Mennonite preacher at Harlingen; he had a yarn and linen shop, and was also engaged in a shipping ring; he was probably well-to-do. He married Antie Salomons, whose father, Salomon Jansz Buylaert, had in his youth immigrated with his parents from Gent, Flanders. His son Sicke (Sixtus) Sleeswyck (born 1644 at Harlingen, died 1705 at Workum), married to Catalina Jans Mesdag(h), of Alkmaar, was a physician at Workum, whose son Gillis (Jillis) (died 1743) was a baker at Workum, and whose grandson Rienk (died 1789) was a merchant at Workum. They were all Mennonites, but some branches of the Sleeswijk family left the Mennonite Church in the 18th century.


Jierboekje fan it Genealogysk Wurkforban. Ljouwert, 1955: 64.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Sleeswijk family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 May 2016.

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