Steenwijk, a town (coordinates: 52.78689, 6.11807 [52° 47′ 12″ N, 6° 7′ 5″ E]; 1947 pop. 8,677, with 171 Mennonites) in the Dutch province of Overijssel, the seat of a Mennonite congregation. This congregation had formerly its seat at Zuidveen, a hamlet about two miles south of Steenwijk. For the early history of this church see Zuidveen. In 1848, since most of the members were then living at Steenwijk, a new meetinghouse and parsonage were built at Steenwijk, dedicated on 4 May 1848, by Koenraad Hovens Greve, then the pastor of the congregation. He served until 1862, and was followed by A. J. Bijl 1862-1904, E. Engelkes 1905-13, G. Fopma 1913-42, W. I. Fleischer 1942-46, Miss J. H. van der Slooten 1946-54, and H. J. de Wilde 1954- .
The meetinghouse of 1848 is still in use; in 1896 it was provided with an organ. Outstanding families of the Steenwijk congregation were the Rijkmans and Veen families. There is a ladies' circle. During the 16th century there was some Anabaptist activity at Steenwijk. Elder Leenaert Bouwens baptized five persons here in 1552.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1878): 1, 37; (1882): 118; (1896): 204.
Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 40.
Reliwiki. "Steenwijk, Onnastraat 10 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 19 October 2013. Web. 13 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Steenwijk,_Onnastraat_10_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.
Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Steenwijk
Address: Onnastraat 10, 8331 HM Steenwijk, Netherlands
Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Steenwijk
Doopsgezinde Gemeente Steenwijk Membership
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Steenwijk (Overijssel, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Jul 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steenwijk_(Overijssel,_Netherlands)&oldid=126193.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Steenwijk (Overijssel, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steenwijk_(Overijssel,_Netherlands)&oldid=126193.
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