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Aldert Volkertsz, born 1569 at Amsterdam, Nether­lands, died there 26 August 1645, was a preacher of the Old Frisian (Bloemstraat) congregation for more than 40 years. Schijnaatschoen inserts a laudatory poem on him. Under the enigmatic motto, "Soo Gode wil my ga," he wrote a songbook entitled Nieu Geestelijck Liet-Boeck, ghenaempt den Bloempot (Amsterdam, 1626), which contains 56 hymns without notes. A copy of this hymnal is found in the Amsterdam Mennonite library.


Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . .  Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: III, 77-80, with portrait.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Volkertsz, Aldert (1569-1645)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 31 Mar 2015.,_Aldert_(1569-1645)&oldid=68964.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Volkertsz, Aldert (1569-1645). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2015, from,_Aldert_(1569-1645)&oldid=68964.

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