Visscher, a common Dutch family name, Mennonite as well as non-Mennonite. Jan Visscher (born 1801 at Blokzijl, died 14 August 1882, at Utrecht) was a Mennonite minister, educated at the Amsterdam seminary and pastor of Hengelo 1824-28 and Utrecht from 1828-61. He wrote a paper against the modern (liberal) theology of J. H. Scholten, professor at Leiden, found in Jaarboeken voor Wetenschappelijke Theologie VIII, 1850, separately reprinted under the title Brief aan een' Doopsgezinden broeder over den Heiligen Doop (Utrecht, 1851); with his colleague D. S. Gorter he had a debate on the same question. He also published Een woord van Troost, a sermon (Haarlem, 1859), Tweetal Leerredenen (Haarlem, 1859), and a few other sermons. In the Doopsgezinde Bijdragen of 1876 he published a paper on the question whether persons who had been admitted into Mennonite congregations without baptism should be accepted by other Mennonite congregations. In an era of growing liberalism among the Dutch Mennonites Visscher was a champion of the conservative suprarationalist views. His son Jan Visscher (b. 1829 at Utrecht, d. 27 April 1885, at Akkrum) was a Mennonite pastor at Akkrum 1855-d.1885. Both father and son Jan Visscher were trustees of the Algemeene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit. Alle Visscher was not related to them.
Berghuys, H. B. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinde gemeente te Utrecht. 1926: 80 f., 84.
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