Wiersum family

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Wiersum, an old Mennonite family in the Dutch province of Groningen, which is derived from the same ancestor as the Wiersema family. Until recent times the Wiersums were nearly all farmers, and often deacons of the Mennonite church. Eppe (Tonnisz) Wiersum (Uithuizen 1869-Rotterdam 1955) was city archivist of Rotterdam from 1904. He did not join the church, but was much interested in Mennonite history. In the Rotterdamsch Jaarboekje of 1910 he published a paper on Jan Bisschop. He rendered a real service to the Rotter­dam Mennonite congregation by arranging and describing its rich archives (printed catalogue). An address by Wiersum, "De Doopsgezinde Gemeente in het Rotterdam van omstreeks 1775," was published in Na Hondertvijftig Jaar (Rotterdam, 1925).

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wiersum family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Sep 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiersum_family&oldid=69170.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wiersum family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wiersum_family&oldid=69170.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 950. All rights reserved.

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