Jisp (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)
Jisp was a village in the Dutch province of North Holland near Krommenie. The existence of an Anabaptist congregation here at a very early date is attested by the fact that in 1533 there were a number of Anabaptists in the town and that in 1581 the Jisp congregation was represented at a conference meeting at Amsterdam. It belonged to the Waterlander branch. In 1673 it seemed to be united with the Waterlander congregation of Wormer; it may later have been independent, for in 1833 a new union was made with Wormer. In 1793 the membership was so small that a decision had been made to sell the meetinghouse and to dissolve the congregation; but these plans were not carried out. The membership was 2 in 1825, 13 in 1847, and about 30 in 1900. In 1954 the membership was 104, of which about one fifth lived at Jisp. Until about 1850 services were held both at Wormer and Jisp, from then on only in Wormer, the meetinghouse in Jisp having been sold. In 1923 the congregation of Wormer-Jisp made a union with that of Krommenie and was then served by the pastor of Krommenie.
From about 1637 until the 19th century Jisp was an important whaling center. Many whaling boats were owned by Mennonites of Jisp, particularly by members of the Mol family; Jan Jacobsz Mol was from 1728 one of the directors of the Dutch Greenland fishery. In the 17th and 18th centuries cod-liver oil rendering and biscuit baking (for the whalers and other ships) were important Mennonite industries at Jisp. Some members of this Mol family served as preachers, elders, and deacons in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1837): 16; (1941): 40.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1877): 80.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 406.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 110. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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