Widmer, Joseph (17th century)
Joseph Widmer, a Mennonite preacher in the Emmental, Switzerland, was seized in February 1649 in the territory of Signau, sent to Bern upon government order, and there placed in solitary confinement. On account of his advanced age, Widmer was soon released upon the promise to refrain from preaching and to attend church services regularly. The Signau magistrate was to keep a close watch over him. It has not yet been shown whether or not the Widmers who settled in France are descendants of this Joseph Widmer.
Bern Archives, Ratsmanual (1649): 102:119; 102:131; 102:210.
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