Arum (Friesland, Netherlands)

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Arum is a village in the western part of the Dutch province of Friesland near Harlingen, where two Mennonite churches formerly stood. One of them was of the Jan Jacobsz group, whose elder, Jacob Claasen, baptized 15 persons there between 1614 and 1638. This congregation became extinct before 1729, and in that year the church was sold. It is not known to which group the other church adhered; in the Naamlijst of 1731 it is called the Pingjum-Arum congregation, having united with the Pingjum congregation about 1695. By 1815 it had died out, for in that year its church building was torn down.


Archives of the Terschelling congregation in the Amsterdam Mennonite Archives.

Buse, H. J. "De verdwenen Doopsgezinde gemeenten in Friesland." De Frije Fries 22 (1915): 4.

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 87.

Loosjes, J. "Jan Jacobsz en de Janjacobsgezinden." Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 11 (1914).


Map:Arum (Friesland)

Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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