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Jan Streypers, a Quaker of Kaldekerk, near Krefeld, Germany, probably a Mennonite before 1679 when Quakerism was planted in this area, one of the three promoters of the German settlement along with Jacob Telnerand Dirck Sipman. He bought 5,000 acres of land in Pennsylvaniafrom Benjamin Furly, Penn's agent in Rotterdam, which he finally turned over to his younger brother Wil­liam, one of the first 13 Germantown settler fami­lies. He spent a short time in Germantownsome­time between 1687 and 1706.

When William Penn came to the Rhinelandagain in 1686, he visited Wesel, where Jan Streypers and his son-in-law, H. J. van Aaken, met him and ac­companied him to Kirchheim and Krefeld.


Hull, Wil­liam J. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1935.

Nieper, Fr. Die ersten deutschen Auswanderer aus Kre­feld nach Pennsylvanien. Neukirchen, 1940: 90 ff.

Author(s) Elizabeth Horsch Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Elizabeth Horsch. "Streypers, Jan (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Mar 2017.,_Jan_(17th_century)&oldid=68526.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 645-646. All rights reserved.

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