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Jan Sibes, surnamed Pot(te) backer, was an elder of the Mennonite congregation of Harlingen in [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland, Netherlands]], in the 17th century. Concerning this elder there is not much information. He may have been identical with the Jan Sybesz who was a member of the Glückstadt Mennonite congregation in 1633. Sibes often preached in the congregation of Hamburg-Altona; in 1676 he there ordained [[Pieters, Ocke (d. 1685)|Ocke Pieters]] as a preacher. In the same year during a trip of 42 days with Elder Gerhard (Gerrit) Roosen of Hamburg he visited a number of congregations in West [[Prussia|Prussia]], preaching and baptizing in Orloff, Nieschevski, [[Montau (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Montau]], Kassou(?), Lunau, [[Markushof (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Markushof]], and [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]]. Maatschoen mentions a poem by Jan Sibes written in Danzig, which describes their trip and was published by Roosen, but is lost.
 
Jan Sibes, surnamed Pot(te) backer, was an elder of the Mennonite congregation of Harlingen in [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland, Netherlands]], in the 17th century. Concerning this elder there is not much information. He may have been identical with the Jan Sybesz who was a member of the Glückstadt Mennonite congregation in 1633. Sibes often preached in the congregation of Hamburg-Altona; in 1676 he there ordained [[Pieters, Ocke (d. 1685)|Ocke Pieters]] as a preacher. In the same year during a trip of 42 days with Elder Gerhard (Gerrit) Roosen of Hamburg he visited a number of congregations in West [[Prussia|Prussia]], preaching and baptizing in Orloff, Nieschevski, [[Montau (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Montau]], Kassou(?), Lunau, [[Markushof (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Markushof]], and [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]]. Maatschoen mentions a poem by Jan Sibes written in Danzig, which describes their trip and was published by Roosen, but is lost.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Roosen, B. C. <em>Geschichte der Mennoniten-Gemeinde zu Hamburg und Altona. </em>Hamburg, 1886-87: v. I: 48, 60, 61; v. II: 34.
 
Roosen, B. C. <em>Geschichte der Mennoniten-Gemeinde zu Hamburg und Altona. </em>Hamburg, 1886-87: v. I: 48, 60, 61; v. II: 34.
  
 
Schijn, Hermann. <em>Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . </em>Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: 348 f.
 
Schijn, Hermann. <em>Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . </em>Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: 348 f.
 
 
 
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Jan Sibes, surnamed Pot(te) backer, was an elder of the Mennonite congregation of Harlingen in Friesland, Netherlands, in the 17th century. Concerning this elder there is not much information. He may have been identical with the Jan Sybesz who was a member of the Glückstadt Mennonite congregation in 1633. Sibes often preached in the congregation of Hamburg-Altona; in 1676 he there ordained Ocke Pieters as a preacher. In the same year during a trip of 42 days with Elder Gerhard (Gerrit) Roosen of Hamburg he visited a number of congregations in West Prussia, preaching and baptizing in Orloff, Nieschevski, Montau, Kassou(?), Lunau, Markushof, and Danzig. Maatschoen mentions a poem by Jan Sibes written in Danzig, which describes their trip and was published by Roosen, but is lost.

Bibliography

Roosen, B. C. Geschichte der Mennoniten-Gemeinde zu Hamburg und Altona. Hamburg, 1886-87: v. I: 48, 60, 61; v. II: 34.

Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: 348 f.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Sibes, Jan (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sibes,_Jan_(17th_century)&oldid=84943.

APA style

van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Sibes, Jan (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sibes,_Jan_(17th_century)&oldid=84943.




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