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Westeremden, in the Dutch province of Groningen, formerly the seat of a Mennonite congregation be­longing to the Groningen Old Flemish and in the 17th century temporarily to the very strict Ukowallists. The congregation existed from the early 16th century; by the early 17th century it was more or less united with that of Middelstum. The relations to Middelstum, however, are not quite clear; in the 18th century Westeremden was inde­pendent again until it merged in 1783 with Huizinge, the name of the congregation then being Huizinge and Westeremden. There was a small meetinghouse at Westeremden, but after a new meetinghouse was built in Huizinge in 1815 no meetings were held at Westeremden. The mem­bership at Westeremden was always very small, in 1800 only seven. The Groningen Old Flemish elder Luirt Luirts, who was very influential ca. l655-74, was a farmer at Westeremden.

Bibliography

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland. 2 v. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: I, 52, 149, 199-201.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1872): 2; (1879): 5.

Groningsche  Volhsalmanak (1921): 97 ff.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Westeremden (Groningen, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westeremden_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=85953.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Westeremden (Groningen, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westeremden_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=85953.




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