Van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror relates that Pieter (Peter) ten Hove, Huybert op der Straten, and two women, Trijnken, Huybert's wife, and Lijsken of Linschoten, were arrested, whipped, and expelled from Wittgenstein, Germany, by Johann, Count of Steyn. This account is, however, not clear. First it is rather strange that these four Mennonites with their typical Dutch names were living in Germany, but secondly, as Crous has indicated, Count Johann of Wittgenstein died in 1551 and the ruler in 1601 was Count Ludwig the Older, who with the aid of Olivianus gradually Calvinized the duchy.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 803.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: I, 102. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 352.
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