Thijs-Gerritsvolk (Tijs-Gerritsvolk), a branch of Dutch Mennonites, followers of Elder Thijs Gerrits, who separated from the main Frisian body in 1589 together with Elder Jan Jacobsz; but in 1599 he left the Jan Jacobsz group. The Thijs-Gerritsvolk were a branch of the strict Frisians (Harde, or Oude Vriezen). This group, which always was rather small, was dissolved soon after the death of its leader (1601). In later times, when the reason of the schism was forgotten, some strict branches of the Dutch Mennonites, like the Huiskoopers or Danzig Old Flemish and Ukowallists occasionally, though incorrectly, also were called Thijs-Gerritsvolk.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Thijs-Gerritsvolk." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thijs-Gerritsvolk&oldid=126731.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Thijs-Gerritsvolk. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thijs-Gerritsvolk&oldid=126731.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 713. All rights reserved.
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