De Mepsche was a noble family of governors in the Dutch province of Groningen. Whereas most of them, and particularly Johan de Mepsche, in the 16th century were ardent Catholics and devoted servants of the Spanish regime of the Duke of Alba, which was persecuting the Anabaptists and Mennonites, a cousin, also named Johan de Mepsche, of Den Ham, joined the Mennonites about 1580, and leaving his country, his property, and his social rank for his faith he fled to Danzig, Prussia. He is said to have died of the plague at Danzig in 1588.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1906): 35, 44.
Mennonitishe Geschichtsblätter 8 (1951): 33.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Mepsche, de." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 18 Oct 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mepsche,_de&oldid=160748.
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