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[[File:Zomergem.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Source: [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia Commons]'']]    Zomerg(h)em, a hamlet near [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">51° 7′ 0″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">3° 33′ 0″ E)</span>, where the Mennonites from near and far used to meet after nearly all the Mennonite congregations in Belgium had died out because of persecution. In 1630 Elder Jacques van Maldeghem was still preaching in the meetinghouse (<em>preeckhuys</em>) at Zomergem, but in that year this last center of [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] Mennonitism was given up.
 
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'']]    Zomerg(h)em, a hamlet near [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">51° 7′ 0″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">3° 33′ 0″ E)</span>, where the Mennonites from near and far used to meet after nearly all the Mennonite congregations in Belgium had died out because of persecution. In 1630 Elder Jacques van Maldeghem was still preaching in the meetinghouse (<em>preeckhuys</em>) at Zomergem, but in that year this last center of [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] Mennonitism was given up.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1876): 96, 101-4, 109.
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1876): 96, 101-4, 109.

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Zomerg(h)em, a hamlet near Ghent, Belgium (coordinates: 51° 7′ 0″ N, 3° 33′ 0″ E), where the Mennonites from near and far used to meet after nearly all the Mennonite congregations in Belgium had died out because of persecution. In 1630 Elder Jacques van Maldeghem was still preaching in the meetinghouse (preeckhuys) at Zomergem, but in that year this last center of Flemish Mennonitism was given up.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1876): 96, 101-4, 109.

Maps

Map:Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


Cite This Article

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 5 Sep 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=94002.

APA style

van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 September 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=94002.




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