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Sara Wanty (Wanry; Martyrs’ Mirror has "Wanrij"), the wife of Hans Pfister, was imprisoned at Zürich, Switzerland, in 1643 with two other women because of Mennonite convictions; she suffered many hardships and finally died in prison.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, . . . , 1685: Part II, 822.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1120 ff. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Wanty, Sara (d. ca. 1643)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Oct 2016.,_Sara_(d._ca._1643)&oldid=78598.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Wanty, Sara (d. ca. 1643). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 October 2016, from,_Sara_(d._ca._1643)&oldid=78598.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 885. All rights reserved.

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