Jan van der Mersch (d. 1569)

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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 immigrated to the Netherlands in the following decades.


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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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jan van der Mersch (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 19 Dec 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_der_Mersch_(d._1569)&oldid=141176.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jan van der Mersch (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jan_van_der_Mersch_(d._1569)&oldid=141176.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 79. All rights reserved.

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