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Margarethe of Heilbronn, a widow, a prisoner in the castle at Passau, Bavaria, in 1535. She confessed that she had been baptized five years previously by a preacher named Hans, who had since died. In spite of chains she remained true to her faith.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 626; III, 35.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1957

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