Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
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Neuss is a town on the Rhine (coordinates: 51.200278, 6.693889 [51° 12′ 1″ N, 6° 41′ 38″ E]) which formerly belonged to the bishop and elector of Cologne, Germany. A letter written by Hans Busschaert in 1570 (found in Antwerpsch archievenblad XII, 26 f.) indicates that a Mennonite congregation existed at Neuss, of which there is, however, no further information. Andreas of Neuss (Andreas von Neiss) was a Hutterite elder who baptized at Paurbach in Moravia about 1535.
A Mennonite family by the name of Neuss (or Neiss), the ancestors of the American Nice family, lived in the 17th century in the German Rhineland, particularly at Krefeld.
Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XII, 26 f.
Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903: 29 f.
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