Stijntgen Evertsdochter (16th century)
Stijntgen Evertsdochter, of Deventer, a Dutch Anabaptist woman, who had also lived at Leiden and Gent, was arrested at Amsterdam in May 1552 together with some 20 other Mennonites. Most of them died as martyrs, but Stijntgen, who had not yet received baptism upon her faith, recanted and was banned from the city. There is no reason to mention her here except for some valuable information she gave the judges concerning the singing of hymns by the Mennonites. She quoted a number of these hymns.
Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 160, 162, 164.
Verheyden, A. L. E. "Mennisme in Vlaanderen." manuscript.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 633. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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