Willem Jansz (16th century)
Willem Jansz, of Utrecht, Netherlands, a cloth shearer or cloth merchant, in early 1562 sold for six pennies a copy of the martyr book Offer des Heeren (first ed. 1562) to his fellow citizen Willem Willemz. Willem Jansz was a Mennonite; he and his wife Maria regularly attended the secret meetings of the small group of Mennonites at Utrecht. When a meeting was surprised by the officials in the spring of 1562, Willem Jansz was not present. Nothing more is heard about him.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1903): 10, 12, 19, 35, 40, 42.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 954. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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