2017 Aug 04
Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam
Singel 452 Amsterdam, NE
Records kept by the United Mennonite Church in Amsterdam show their support for many Mennonite
emigrants from Central Europe who sought greater opportunities for
land ownership and religious tolerance.
1727 May: Two letters from Manheim record the emigration of the
Peter Good (GC) and Samuel Good families
to Pennsylvania (PA). (1,2)
1732: Two lists from HesselHoff/Höselhoff include the John Musselman,
Hans Scherer and Jacob Oberholtzer families. Mrs. John Musselman was
Anna Good (GC1), and the Scherer family included sons-in-law
Jacob Good (GC2) and Ulrich Burkhalter. (3)
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1883: Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer publishes a catalog (4) that numbers and
summarizes records held by the United Mennonite Church in Amsterdam.
The originals of the items cited here remain at the
Amsterdam City Archives. The item numbers that identify them in the
archive (5) are the ones from de Hoop Scheffer (4).