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Gerrit Jansz Veerom was the son of Jan Gerritse Veerom of Rotterdam, Netherlands, who was a preacher of the Flemish Mennonite congrega­tion in Rotterdam from 1641 until his death in 1652. Gerrit was a preacher of the same Flemish Mennonite church in Rotterdam from 1653 to 1655, but in 1655, having more liberal convictions than his con­gregation, he joined the Rotterdam Waterlander congregation. Shortly after he moved to Amster­dam and became a preacher of the Waterlander (Toren) congregation there, and after the merger with the Lamist church he served the united congregation until 1671, in which year he was cen­sured for frequenting taverns. With Michiel Comans he published a booklet in which he attacked the Flemish elder of Rotterdam, Bastiaen van Weenighem. Gerrit Jansz Veerom, who was a Collegiant, died at Amsterdam in 1680.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Veerom, Gerrit Jansz (d. 1680)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Veerom,_Gerrit_Jansz_(d._1680)&oldid=109585.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Veerom, Gerrit Jansz (d. 1680). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Veerom,_Gerrit_Jansz_(d._1680)&oldid=109585.




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