Seidl, Johann (1804-1875)

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Johann Seidl (1804-1875), a poet of Vienna, Austria, author of Die Wiedertäufer, a poem describing a hunt for Anabaptists; one of them, Richard Willemson, is seen by the bailiffs, but he succeeds in escaping. The executioner, pursuing him over a frozen lake, breaks in. Willemson saves his life, is himself seized, and ends his life at the stake. It is the story of Dirk Willems, found in van Braght's Martyr's Mirror. It was published in 1876.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.

Mennonitische Blätter (1891): 6, supplement.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian. "Seidl, Johann (1804-1875)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Apr 2018.,_Johann_(1804-1875)&oldid=60904.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 497. All rights reserved.

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