Wissel, van der, family
Van der Wissel, a Dutch Mennonite family at least from the 17th century found in the Lamist church at Amsterdam, from the 18th century at Vlissingen, Zierikzee and other congregations, in the first generations all businessmen, from the 19th century also physicians. Two members of this family went into the ministry. Anthonie van der Wissel (b.1862 at Amsterdam, d.1951 at Bilthovco) studied theology at the Amsterdam university and Mennonite seminary and was a Mennonite pastor of Tjalleberd 1889-90 and Drachten-Ureterp 1890-1903. From 1903 until 1925 he served as pastor of a group of liberal Reformed at Leiden.
His son Felix van der Wissel, b. 1892 at Amsterdam, studied theology at the Amsterdam university and the Mennonite seminary, was afterwards a teacher in primary schools and served as a pastor at Aardenburg 1927-32, Kampen 1932-37, and Leeuwarden 1937-57. He was the chairman of the Dutch Mennonite Peace Group (Doopsgezinde Vredesgroep) 1947-56. He published Verlossing (Assen, 1936), Evangelie en Oorlog, three sermons (Leeuwarden, 1945), Perspectief, seven sermons (Leeuwarden, 1956), Ondogmatische Geloofsbeschouwingen (Lochem, 1958), and a number of papers in Nieuw Theologisch Tijdschrift, Algemeen Doopsgezind Weekblad, and Stemmen uit de Doopsgezinde Broederschap.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 966. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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