Schneider, Ulrich (d. 1639)

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Ulrich (Uhl) Schneider, an Anabaptist martyr, was seized on 23 September 1635, in Wädiswyl, in the Swiss canton of Zürich, and died in chains in the Oethenbach prison in Zürich in 1639. His two sons were then imprisoned in the same place but escaped. Meanwhile the authorities sold their home for 7,000 guilders, and put the children out among strangers.


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, 815 ff.

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: 1115. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 84.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 470. All rights reserved.

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