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Westerhove(n), van, a former Mennonite family at Haarlem, Holland. Some of its members served as deacons and as trustees of the Mennonite orphan­ages. Jan van Westerhoven, a deacon of the Flemish Den Blok congregation, was banned from this church in 1662 because he had taken the Lord's Supper in the Waterlander church. He thereupon joined the Haarlem Waterlander Peuzelaarsteeg congregation, which he also served as a deacon and soon after as a preacher. When this congregation in 1672 merged with the moderate Flemish (Lamists), he became an elder of the united church. On 7 March 1683, he dedicated the new Peuzelaar­steeg meetinghouse. He published De Schepper verheerlijkt door de Schepselen (1700), a devotion­al book, which was popular for three generations. Jan van Westerhoven had Collegiant lean­ings as did also his son Jacob.

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland. 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: I, 346.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1863): 139, 141, 148; (1892): 108 note 2.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Westerhove, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westerhove,_van,_family&oldid=109726.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Westerhove, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westerhove,_van,_family&oldid=109726.




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