Casier, Joost (d. after 1656)

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Joost Casier (or Cesaer) was a deacon of the Waterlander Mennonite congregation at Leiden, Holland, at least until 1656. In a letter of 1614 he signed his name with the French addition, diaque des Valon a Leiden. The letter, also signed in French by Jean de Mortier as Evesque (bishop) and Jean des Mullier as Serviteur (preacher), seems to indicate the existence of a separate congregation called Vallons, that is, French-speaking Mennonites, originally from the Walloon district of Belgium.

See also Leiden


Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden: ontleend aan het archief der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Leiden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1905: 33, 61, 62, 83.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Casier, Joost (d. after 1656)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 12 Nov 2019.,_Joost_(d._after_1656)&oldid=127198.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Casier, Joost (d. after 1656). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 November 2019, from,_Joost_(d._after_1656)&oldid=127198.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 522. All rights reserved.

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