Westerhove, van, family
Westerhove(n), van, a former Mennonite family at Haarlem, Holland. Some of its members served as deacons and as trustees of the Mennonite orphanages. Jan van Westerhoven, a deacon of the Flemish Den Blok congregation, was banned from this church in 1662 because he had taken the Lord's Supper in the Waterlander church. He thereupon joined the Haarlem Waterlander Peuzelaarsteeg congregation, which he also served as a deacon and soon after as a preacher. When this congregation in 1672 merged with the moderate Flemish (Lamists), he became an elder of the united church. On 7 March 1683, he dedicated the new Peuzelaarsteeg meetinghouse. He published De Schepper verheerlijkt door de Schepselen (1700), a devotional book, which was popular for three generations. Jan van Westerhoven had Collegiant leanings as did also his son Jacob.
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland. 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: I, 346.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1863): 139, 141, 148; (1892): 108 note 2.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 932. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.
MLA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Westerhove, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 May 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/westerhove.
APA style: van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Westerhove, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 May 2013, from http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/westerhove.