Oosterwijk, van, family
Van Oosterwijk (Oosterwijck), a former Dutch Mennonite family found in a number of towns in Holland. Most of its members were merchants; some were bankers. Willem van Oosterwijk was a deacon in the Mennonite congregation at Utrecht in 1651-1656 and 1661-1663. In Amsterdam members of the van Oosterwijk family were found in both the Lamist and Zonist congregations, a number of them serving as deacons. A lateral branch of this family was the well-to-do van Oosterwijk Bruyn family, which is descended from Jan Bruyn and Georgina Josina van Oosterhout, who lived at Amsterdam in the 18th century; Willem van Oosterwijk Hulshoff also belonged to this family.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 70. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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