Betzenhans (16th century)
Betzenhans, an Anabaptist of Ockershausen a.d. L. in the district of Cassel, Germany, was arrested with his wife and two other Anabaptists in March 1543 and cross-examined by Justus Menius. Whereas he consented to "leave his error," his wife, though she had not been baptized, remained true to her faith and ably defended it before the learned theologian. Nothing else is known about them.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 213.
Wappler, Paul. Die Stellung Kursachsens und des Landgrafen Philipp von Hessen zur Täuferbewegung. Münster i. W : Druck und Verlag der Aschendorffschen Buchh., 1910: 94 f., 213 f.
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