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Jan van der Mersch, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, a native of [[Kortrijk (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Kortrijk]] (Courtrai), was burned at the stake on 7 June 1569 at Kortrijk (Courtrai), [[Belgium|Belgium]]. He had been present at two meetings held in early 1569 in the vicinity of Kortrijk and had been a member of the congregation since 1566. His imprisonment lasted for 152 days. Jan van der Mersch, whose property was confiscated, apparently belonged to the [[Meersch, van der, family|van der Meersch]] (van Meersch, van der Mersch) family, some Mennonite members of which emigrated to the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]] in the following decades.
 
Jan van der Mersch, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, a native of [[Kortrijk (West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Kortrijk]] (Courtrai), was burned at the stake on 7 June 1569 at Kortrijk (Courtrai), [[Belgium|Belgium]]. He had been present at two meetings held in early 1569 in the vicinity of Kortrijk and had been a member of the congregation since 1566. His imprisonment lasted for 152 days. Jan van der Mersch, whose property was confiscated, apparently belonged to the [[Meersch, van der, family|van der Meersch]] (van Meersch, van der Mersch) family, some Mennonite members of which emigrated to the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]] in the following decades.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em>Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois</em>. Vilvorde: R. Allecourt, 1950: 40, No. 30.
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em>Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois</em>. Vilvorde: R. Allecourt, 1950: 40, No. 30.
 
 
 
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Jan van der Mersch, an Anabaptist martyr, a native of Kortrijk (Courtrai), was burned at the stake on 7 June 1569 at Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium. He had been present at two meetings held in early 1569 in the vicinity of Kortrijk and had been a member of the congregation since 1566. His imprisonment lasted for 152 days. Jan van der Mersch, whose property was confiscated, apparently belonged to the van der Meersch (van Meersch, van der Mersch) family, some Mennonite members of which emigrated to the Netherlands in the following decades.

Bibliography

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde: R. Allecourt, 1950: 40, No. 30.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jan van der Mersch (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_der_Mersch_(d._1569)&oldid=82595.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jan van der Mersch (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_der_Mersch_(d._1569)&oldid=82595.




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