Rade vorm Walde, a town (1944 population, 13,861) in the Düsseldorf area of the Rhine Province of Prussia, Germany. A "Catalog of the Anabaptists in Rade vorm Walde in 1638" lists fourteen Mennonite families, mostly embroiderers, who were expelled from the town. They had come from the area of Jülich and Berg. After the expulsion Andreas Linnich went to Friedrichstadt; the von Voss and Wienenberg families settled on the Lower Rhine. One of the refugees, destined to become the most important, was the embroidery worker "Entgen, widow ahn der Leyen," the mother of Adolf van der Leyen; he moved from Rade vorm Walde to Krefeld in 1656. From a tailor, Isaak Becker, who was presumably a Mennonite, and who was living in Rade vorm Walde in the middle of the 18th century, Jung-Stilling found religious encouragement and inspiration.
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