Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)

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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.


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


Map:Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=109866.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Zomergem (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zomergem_(Oost-Vlaanderen,_Belgium)&oldid=109866.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1037. All rights reserved.

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