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Johannes Nellis, apparently from the Lower Rhine, Germany, was author of an Anabaptist hymn that bears his name in acrostic form: "Ich weiss eine Jungfrau reine."


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 204.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 100.

Date Published 1957

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