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Vreeland, a village in the Dutch province of [[Utrecht (Netherlands)|Utrecht]], where there were Mennonites in the 16<sup>th</sup> century. About 1560 Wouter de Vries was the preacher of a small congregation at Vreeland, which met in the home of a certain Neeltgen where the members read from the New Testament and "by bad, false, and heretical teaching had seduced some persons." Three of them were arrested in early 1562 and tried in Utrecht: Neeltgen (Neelrje Claesdochter) and Gysbert Joosten and his wife. They confessed that they had attended a meeting at Utrecht in December 1561, in which [[Dirk Philips (1504-1568)|Dirk Philips]] had preached and baptized. After renounc­ing their faith they were released. Nothing more is known of a Mennonite congregation at Vreeland.
 
Vreeland, a village in the Dutch province of [[Utrecht (Netherlands)|Utrecht]], where there were Mennonites in the 16<sup>th</sup> century. About 1560 Wouter de Vries was the preacher of a small congregation at Vreeland, which met in the home of a certain Neeltgen where the members read from the New Testament and "by bad, false, and heretical teaching had seduced some persons." Three of them were arrested in early 1562 and tried in Utrecht: Neeltgen (Neelrje Claesdochter) and Gysbert Joosten and his wife. They confessed that they had attended a meeting at Utrecht in December 1561, in which [[Dirk Philips (1504-1568)|Dirk Philips]] had preached and baptized. After renounc­ing their faith they were released. Nothing more is known of a Mennonite congregation at Vreeland.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdrage</em> (1903): 5 f. 19, 26.
 
<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdrage</em> (1903): 5 f. 19, 26.
 
 
 
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Vreeland, a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht, where there were Mennonites in the 16th century. About 1560 Wouter de Vries was the preacher of a small congregation at Vreeland, which met in the home of a certain Neeltgen where the members read from the New Testament and "by bad, false, and heretical teaching had seduced some persons." Three of them were arrested in early 1562 and tried in Utrecht: Neeltgen (Neelrje Claesdochter) and Gysbert Joosten and his wife. They confessed that they had attended a meeting at Utrecht in December 1561, in which Dirk Philips had preached and baptized. After renounc­ing their faith they were released. Nothing more is known of a Mennonite congregation at Vreeland.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdrage (1903): 5 f. 19, 26.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Vreeland (Utrecht, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vreeland_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=85900.

APA style

van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Vreeland (Utrecht, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vreeland_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=85900.




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