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De Wolf(f), a former Mennonite family of [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amster­dam]], Holland, found there ca. l595-ca. l840. They were members of the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregation and from 1664 sided with the [[Lamists|Lamists]]. Some de Wolffs were deacons of this church. The de Wolffs origin­ally were Mennonites from [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]], Belgium, who in the 1580’s fled to [[Cologne (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Cologne]], Germany, and soon after moved to Amsterdam. Maeyken de Wolf (1586-1635) was married to the Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel; her brother Hans de Wolf (d. before 1625) was married to Joost's sister Cle­mentia van den Vondel. In Amsterdam the de Wolffs were businessmen, particularly silk mer­chants. Among them were Hans de Wolff (1614-ca.1670), married first to Cornelia Block and in 1643 to Agnes Block (he left a considerable legacy to the Lamist congregation for the founding of an orphan­age), and Pieter de Wolff (1646-1691), married to Clementia van der Vecht, a very wealthy silk merchant with great interest in the church. A side branch of this family lived at Haarlem in the 17<sup>th</sup> and 18th centuries, which was, however, more con­servative than the Amsterdam de Wolffs. Oliviere Wolff, from 1653 a trustee of the Haarlem Flemish Mennonite orphanage, also a deacon, represented the Haarlem Flemish congregation at the conservative conference (see [[Leidsche Synode|Leidsche Synode]]) held at Leiden 1660.
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De Wolf(f), a former Mennonite family of [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amster­dam]], Holland, found there ca. 1595-ca. 1840. They were members of the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregation and from 1664 sided with the [[Lamists|Lamists]]. Some de Wolffs were deacons of this church. The de Wolffs origin­ally were Mennonites from [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]], Belgium, who in the 1580’s fled to [[Cologne (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Cologne]], Germany, and soon after moved to Amsterdam. Maeyken de Wolf (1586-1635) was married to the Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel; her brother Hans de Wolf (d. before 1625) was married to Joost's sister Cle­mentia van den Vondel. In Amsterdam the de Wolffs were businessmen, particularly silk mer­chants. Among them were Hans de Wolff (1614-ca.1670), married first to Cornelia Block and in 1643 to Agnes Block (he left a considerable legacy to the Lamist congregation for the founding of an orphan­age), and Pieter de Wolff (1646-1691), married to Clementia van der Vecht, a very wealthy silk merchant with great interest in the church. A side branch of this family lived at Haarlem in the 17<sup>th</sup> and 18th centuries, which was, however, more con­servative than the Amsterdam de Wolffs. Oliviere Wolff, from 1653 a trustee of the Haarlem Flemish Mennonite orphanage, also a deacon, represented the Haarlem Flemish congregation at the conservative conference (see [[Leidsche Synode|Leidsche Synode]]) held at Leiden 1660.
 
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<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdragen </em>(1863): 23.
 
<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdragen </em>(1863): 23.
  
Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em>Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, No. 553.
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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em>Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, No. 553.
  
 
Sterck, J. F. M. <em>Het Leven van Joost van den Vondel. </em>Haarlem, 1926: 4, 12, 127 et passim.
 
Sterck, J. F. M. <em>Het Leven van Joost van den Vondel. </em>Haarlem, 1926: 4, 12, 127 et passim.
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De Wolf(f), a former Mennonite family of Amster­dam, Holland, found there ca. 1595-ca. 1840. They were members of the Flemish congregation and from 1664 sided with the Lamists. Some de Wolffs were deacons of this church. The de Wolffs origin­ally were Mennonites from Antwerp, Belgium, who in the 1580’s fled to Cologne, Germany, and soon after moved to Amsterdam. Maeyken de Wolf (1586-1635) was married to the Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel; her brother Hans de Wolf (d. before 1625) was married to Joost's sister Cle­mentia van den Vondel. In Amsterdam the de Wolffs were businessmen, particularly silk mer­chants. Among them were Hans de Wolff (1614-ca.1670), married first to Cornelia Block and in 1643 to Agnes Block (he left a considerable legacy to the Lamist congregation for the founding of an orphan­age), and Pieter de Wolff (1646-1691), married to Clementia van der Vecht, a very wealthy silk merchant with great interest in the church. A side branch of this family lived at Haarlem in the 17th and 18th centuries, which was, however, more con­servative than the Amsterdam de Wolffs. Oliviere Wolff, from 1653 a trustee of the Haarlem Flemish Mennonite orphanage, also a deacon, represented the Haarlem Flemish congregation at the conservative conference (see Leidsche Synode) held at Leiden 1660.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1863): 23.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, No. 553.

Sterck, J. F. M. Het Leven van Joost van den Vondel. Haarlem, 1926: 4, 12, 127 et passim.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Wolf, de, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wolf,_de,_family&oldid=126650.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Wolf, de, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wolf,_de,_family&oldid=126650.




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