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Bio of Menso Heidenryk

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Date: Nov 1724 to Nov 1724
Location: Netherlandsmap
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Biography of Menso Heidenryk of Maestright.

Published in Maendelyke uittreksels, of de Boekzael der geleerde werrelt, Volume 10.

Publication date: November 1724.

Pages 652-655.

Link: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Maendelyke_uittreksels_of_de_Boekzael_de/wPNdAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1

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(rough) English translation

D. Menso Heidenryk, was born in Wesel on 9 February 1644 to very decent parents, Mr. Johan Anthony Heidenryk (Captain in the service of these lands), and Madam Drieske Honnerts, who lived to be 95 years old. He was honored first in the lower school, then later studied in Harderwyk, then by the education of professors Thiel in the Wysbegeerte, Hermannides in the Oudbeitkunde, and in the Godgeleertbeit Colonius, Wolferdus, and Wilhelmius. His necessary supplies must have arrived and been provided with laudable certificates, as he underwent the preparatory exam in the year 1666.

Subsequently, by order of the deputies of the five Corresponding Dutch Synods, in the year 1668, he became pastor at the service of the newly opened church in Climmen, a village in the Lands of Overmaas (about 3 hours from Maestrigt) and was confirmed there on the 16th September of that year by a dispatch of the aforementioned assembly; he started with a discussion of 2 Cor. IV. 7.

After being expelled from Climmen by the French in the year 1673, Menso went to the army the following year and was placed with the garrison at Loven and Diest, then at Hasselt in 1676. He stayed there for more than two years until he was assigned to Maestrigt, by the permission of the locals, after that by order of his Highness the Prince of Orange, later King of England, etc. (in glorious remembrance), along with the reported reduction in oversight of the Church, with a sermon on Isa. II. 3. To the singular pleasure of the community, a mass was celebrated, and he was welcomed on January 22, 1679 by his colleague D. van Bergen, with the words of Acts. XX. 28., even preaching on Eph. 1. 2. There, he was observed performing Holy Service with sufficient zeal and faithfulness to the last breath of his life (having preached for the last time only eight days before his death, about Rom. VIII. 13.).

His honored funeral sermon was given by his colleague D. Bolwerk, with the reading from Zach. I. 5.

The deceased has been married twice, first with the virtuous Miss Johanna Catharina vander Beek, the daughter of the recently deceased Lieutenant General, and Governor of the Flanders State of the same name, who had been married to him for 31 years and passed away without leaving children.

Afterwards, he entered into marriage in Echt in the year 1706 with the virtuous Miss Aletta van Hensbergen, by whom he begat five children, namely three sons and two daughters. His youngest daughter passed away in the last year, leaving a son and two daughters who are still living. The oldest of these will reach adulthood on 1 January 1726.

The man's writings are these:
1. "The Extinguished Purgatory," containing a proposal on the teachings of the Old Father Augustine, concerning Purgatory, by Father Bonaventura Moors, at that time Preacher among the Augustinians at Maestrigt, and oppose.

-A Refutation of the Father's Reasons and Evidence.
-A discourse on how nothing of the Roman Purgatory can be found in the Holy Scriptures, nor among the first Fathers.
-A discovery of its origin, progress, and confirmation in the Roman Church.
-The reasons and proofs of the Reformed Church, if not the Holy Scriptures, as also from the Old Fathers against Purgatory. Printed in Havderwyk, in the year 1700, in October.

2. The Canonization of the saints and the Excanonization of Pope Pius the V in a mean argument of the certain uncertainty of the Roman saints, in addition to a defense of the Waldenses, by Dominicus and Pius den V. continues against a certain Pacer Martheus Dolmans, Ecclesiastes under the Dominicans at Maastricht. Printed in Harderwyk, in the year 1713 in October.

3. The Jubilee of Menso Heidenryk, celebrated in Maestrigt on September 16, 1718, in a sermon on 2 Petr. I. 13., on the occasion of his five-year Preaching Service, alongside the discovered Moody, being a defense of the truth in his aforementioned Tractate understood against him, Father Dolmans. Printed equally in Harderwyk, in the year 1721 in October.

4. Do not lay two similar tracts for the greater part printed, one on account of the departure of certain members of this congregation to the Roman, initiated, the light-minded apostasy, and the other on the occasion of the removal of a patient, condemned to death by the Brabant court of this city, against certain Father Wolfelyden (because the last hand still had to be laid) will come to light, one has reason to doubt.

His funeral sermon, by his colleague Rev. D. Jacobus Bolwerk, will be released shortly.

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