Waasten (Hainaut, Belgium)

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Waasten(e) (Warneton), a town formerly located in the province of West Flanders and now part of the municipality of Comines-Warneton in Hainaut, Belgium. Here there was a Mennonite congregation about the middle of the 16th century, of which, however, there is no further information. Waasten was one of the congregations in whose name Adriaan van Kortrijk wrote to the congregation of Antwerp ca. 1545. Like most congregations in Flanders it was probably soon wiped out by persecution. Hans Vermeersch was an Anabaptist martyr in Waastene in 1559.


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Map:Komen (Hainaut, Belgium)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Waasten (Hainaut, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Mar 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waasten_(Hainaut,_Belgium)&oldid=109548.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Waasten (Hainaut, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 March 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waasten_(Hainaut,_Belgium)&oldid=109548.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 865. All rights reserved.

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