Wesbus, van, family
Van Wesbus (Wesbusch) was a former Mennonite family at Haarlem, Holland. Passchier van Wesbus (d. ca. 1630), his son Hans Passchiers, his grandsons Jan (d. 1704) and Isaac, and his great-grandson Frans (b. 1700) were publishers and book printers at Haarlem, from whose presses appeared more than forty Mennonite books in 1601-72, including the Martelaers-Spiegel of 1631, writings of Dirk Philips, Hans de Ries, Jacques Outerman, Vincent de Hondt, Pieter Pietersz, Pieter Jansz Twisck, Pieter Verkindert, and others, and also some Mennonite hymnals. Hans Passchiers van Wesbus also published about 1630 a portrait of Menno Simons engraved by J. van (der) Velde.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 918. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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