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Neuss is a town on the Rhine (coordinates: 51.200278, 6.693889 [51° 12′ 1″ N, 6° 41′ 38″ E]) which formerly belonged to the bishop and elector of Cologne, Germany. A letter written by Hans Busschaert in 1570 (found in  Antwerpsch archievenblad XII, 26 f.) indicates that a Mennonite congregation existed at Neuss, of which there is, however, no further information. Andreas of Neuss (Andreas von Neiss) was a Hutterite elder who baptized at Paurbach in Moravia about 1535. 

A Mennonite family by the name of Neuss (or Neiss), the ancestors of the American Nice family, lived in the 17th century in the German Rhineland, particularly at Krefeld.


Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XII, 26 f.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903: 29 f.


Map:Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 28 Mar 2017.,_Germany)&oldid=108959.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2017, from,_Germany)&oldid=108959.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 857. All rights reserved.

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