Staal, Pieter (18th century)

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Pieter Staal, a Dutch Mennonite preacher, born at Gouda, who after studying at the Mennonite seminary in Amsterdam served as preacher in the Mennonite congregation of Burtscheid-Vaals and Maastricht 1747-68, living at Burtscheid. In 1768 he moved to Maastricht; this was such a disappointment for the members living in Burtscheid and Vaals, that they resolved to dismiss Staal and to call another preacher to serve only in Vaals and Burtscheid. Staal now served the Maastricht congregation until 1787, in which year he retired because of bad health. The years of birth and death are not known. Apparently he was an uncle of Abraham Staal.


Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, Nos. 2077-81.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Staal, Pieter (18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Feb 2018.,_Pieter_(18th_century)&oldid=85248.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Staal, Pieter (18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 February 2018, from,_Pieter_(18th_century)&oldid=85248.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 606-607. All rights reserved.

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