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Reichsweiler (French, Ricqueviller), near Rappersweiler, a few miles from Colmar, was one of the first villages in Alsace to admit Swiss Mennonites fleeing from oppression in the canton of Bern. With the help of Beatus Fischer, a patrician of Bern, they settled here as early as 1671.

Bibliography

Gratz, Delbert L. Bernese Anabaptists. Scottdale, 1953: 38.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Reichsweiler (Alsace, France)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 1 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reichsweiler_(Alsace,_France)&oldid=84403.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Reichsweiler (Alsace, France). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reichsweiler_(Alsace,_France)&oldid=84403.




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