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Riedseltz (German, Riedselz), a village south of Wissembourg (coordinates: 48° 59′ 39″ N, 7° 57′ 14″ E) in Lower Alsace. By 1735 Dettweiler families were leasing the Riedselz castle. In 1818 Johann Dettweiler moved to the Hammerhof near Eichstock, Bavaria.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 505.

Ringenberg, Richard. Familienbuch der Mennonitengemeinde Eichstock. Munich, 1942.

Author(s) Ernst Crous
Date Published 1959

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