Wybrands, Christiaan Nicolaas (1852-1913)
Christiaan Nicolaas Wybrands (Wijbrans), born 24 March 1852 at Amsterdam, died there 16 August 1913, educated at the Amsterdam Mennonite seminary, served the congregations of Noordeind van Graft 1877-1878, Edam 1878-1881, IJlst 1881-1884, Westzaan-Zuid 1884-1886, and Enschede 1886-1898. In 1898 he retired because of his health. Particularly at Enschede he was very active. He was the promoter of the founding of the Mennonite congregation of Gronau, which formerly belonged to the Enschede congregation. Through his initiative the weak Zwolsche Fonds (fund for the pensioning of widows of Mennonite pastors) was united in 1897 with the Fonds tot Ondersteuning.
Among the many publications of C. N. Wybrands are a few papers in the Doopsgezinde Bijdragen, e.g., a study on the congregation of Noordeind van Graft (1878), and one on the congregation of Edam (1887). In De Zondagsbode he published articles on the Anslo family (XII, Nos. 16-21), on Rembrandt (XIX, Nos. 35-41), and particularly on "Het Menniste Zusje" (XV, Nos. 42-52, and XVI, Nos. 1-10). Of this "Het Menniste Zusje" an enlarged and illustrated edition was published in Verslag Koninklijke Oudheidkundig Genootschap, 1913.
Vos, K. Levensbericht van C. N. Wybrands. Leiden, 1914.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 998-999. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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