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'']]      Willem Hendrik Toe Water b. 22 May 1885, at Diemen, d. 12 December 1938, at Zwolle, a Dutch Mennonite pastor, who after finishing his theological studies at the [[Amsterdam, University of (Amsterdam, Netherlands)|University of Amsterdam]] and [[Amsterdam Mennonite Theological Seminary (Kweekschool)|Mennonite seminary]] at Amsterdam, served the congregations of [[Warns (Friesland, Netherlands)|Warns]] 1912-1916, St-Anna-Parochie 1916-1923, and [[Zwolle (Overijssel, Netherlands)|Zwolle]] 1923-1938. He was especially active in the Vereeniging voor Gemeentedagen (now [[Gemeenschap voor Doopsgezind Broederschapswerk|Gemeenschap voor Doopsgezind Broederschapswerk]]), and in 1929-1936 served as editor of its periodical <em>[[Brieven (Periodical)|Brieven]]</em>. Toe Water was one of the first Dutch Mennonite ministers who thought it necessary to organize the youth in a special Youth Association (see [[Doopsgezinde Jongerenbond |Doopsgezinde Jongerenbond]]). For many years he was a trustee of the Elspeet Brotherhood Home. Toe Water was a pious, poetic, somewhat sensitive spirit; he was a gifted musician, composer of the melody of the Elspeet hymn, a master storyteller. He published a few sermons and a volume of poems, <em>Kleine Geschenken</em>. [[Gorter, Simon Henri Nicolaas (1885-1967)|S. H. N. Gorter]], a close friend of Toe Water from 1902, preached his funeral sermon at Zwolle 15 December 1938.
 
'']]      Willem Hendrik Toe Water b. 22 May 1885, at Diemen, d. 12 December 1938, at Zwolle, a Dutch Mennonite pastor, who after finishing his theological studies at the [[Amsterdam, University of (Amsterdam, Netherlands)|University of Amsterdam]] and [[Amsterdam Mennonite Theological Seminary (Kweekschool)|Mennonite seminary]] at Amsterdam, served the congregations of [[Warns (Friesland, Netherlands)|Warns]] 1912-1916, St-Anna-Parochie 1916-1923, and [[Zwolle (Overijssel, Netherlands)|Zwolle]] 1923-1938. He was especially active in the Vereeniging voor Gemeentedagen (now [[Gemeenschap voor Doopsgezind Broederschapswerk|Gemeenschap voor Doopsgezind Broederschapswerk]]), and in 1929-1936 served as editor of its periodical <em>[[Brieven (Periodical)|Brieven]]</em>. Toe Water was one of the first Dutch Mennonite ministers who thought it necessary to organize the youth in a special Youth Association (see [[Doopsgezinde Jongerenbond |Doopsgezinde Jongerenbond]]). For many years he was a trustee of the Elspeet Brotherhood Home. Toe Water was a pious, poetic, somewhat sensitive spirit; he was a gifted musician, composer of the melody of the Elspeet hymn, a master storyteller. He published a few sermons and a volume of poems, <em>Kleine Geschenken</em>. [[Gorter, Simon Henri Nicolaas (1885-1967)|S. H. N. Gorter]], a close friend of Toe Water from 1902, preached his funeral sermon at Zwolle 15 December 1938.
 
 
 
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W. H. Toe Water Doopsgezind Jaarboekje
Willem Hendrik Toe Water b. 22 May 1885, at Diemen, d. 12 December 1938, at Zwolle, a Dutch Mennonite pastor, who after finishing his theological studies at the University of Amsterdam and Mennonite seminary at Amsterdam, served the congregations of Warns 1912-1916, St-Anna-Parochie 1916-1923, and Zwolle 1923-1938. He was especially active in the Vereeniging voor Gemeentedagen (now Gemeenschap voor Doopsgezind Broederschapswerk), and in 1929-1936 served as editor of its periodical Brieven. Toe Water was one of the first Dutch Mennonite ministers who thought it necessary to organize the youth in a special Youth Association (see Doopsgezinde Jongerenbond). For many years he was a trustee of the Elspeet Brotherhood Home. Toe Water was a pious, poetic, somewhat sensitive spirit; he was a gifted musician, composer of the melody of the Elspeet hymn, a master storyteller. He published a few sermons and a volume of poems, Kleine Geschenken. S. H. N. Gorter, a close friend of Toe Water from 1902, preached his funeral sermon at Zwolle 15 December 1938.

Bibliography

Brieven XXI (1939): No. 12.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1940): 17-24 with portrait.

Gorter, S. H. N. "Ter Herinnering," mimeographed funeral sermon.

Nederland’s Patriciaat XIII (1923): 415.

De Zondagsbode LII (1938-39): No. 7.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Toe Water, Willem Hendrik (1885-1938)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Apr 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toe_Water,_Willem_Hendrik_(1885-1938)&oldid=78207.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Toe Water, Willem Hendrik (1885-1938). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 April 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toe_Water,_Willem_Hendrik_(1885-1938)&oldid=78207.




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