Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer



1883: De Hoop Scheffer (2) publishes his inventory (1) that numbers and summarizes a large number documents from the United Mennonite Church in Amsterdam recording their support of emigrations from Central Europe in search of more land and greater religious freedom.

Documents 2262, 2263 and 2281 include emigrations by the Good, Musselman and Scherer families in 1727 and 1732.

2014 Jan 21: These three original documents remain on file at the Amsterdam City Archives. (3)

Selected Works

1. J. G. de Hoop Scheffer, Inventaris der Archiefstukken Berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam (Eerste Stuk: Archief Betreffende de Doopsgezinden in 't Algemeen) (Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten Geschenke Aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883). Excerpts localhost/family/peo...ubs/1883/IAA/hs.html (2010 Sep 7). English: Inventory of Archival Records of the United Mennonite Church in Amsterdam (First Part: Archives Concerning the Mennonites in General).


2. Nanne van der Zijpp, "Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de (1819-1894)," gameo.org/index.php?...t_de_%281819-1894%29 (GAMEO, 2013; accessed 2010 Sep 10).

3. Adriaan Plak, "Re: Amsterdam Archive Letters," Email to Donald I Good, 2014 Jan 21.

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