Jan Stevens, born at Saiffelen, was a custodian of the Catliolic Church at Hoingen near Sittard, Dutch province of Limburg; he was won for the Reformation probably by Dionysius Vinne and soon joined the Anabaptists. On 23 August 1533 he was imprisoned at Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg. He escaped from prison on 10 August 1534, but was arrested again; about his further life nothing is known. By his preaching he had much influence in the eastern part of the duchy of Jülich and the bishopric of Liege. Theunis van Hastenrath in his confession in 1551 called him a deacon, assigned to take charge of the money of the congregation and to provide for the poor.
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