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Evert Hendricks (Naeldenverkooper) was a native of Warendorf, Westphalia, Germany. This Anabaptist martyr, who was a clothmaker, was apprehended in Amsterdam. He confessed that he had been re-baptized about 1565 at Veere, Dutch province of Zeeland. He had traveled widely in his business, disseminating his Anabaptist opinions. In Emden he had bought some Mennonite books, to sell them elsewhere. Among those books were the Offerboek, by which must have been meant the Offer des Heeren, and a small Gospel-book and a Concordance. He also confessed that he had been married in Middelburg, Dutch province of Zeeland, according to Mennonite customs (op der Mennonieten maniere). This means that a Mennonite minister had performed his marriage in a meeting of the congregation. He also admitted that a Mennonite meeting had been held in his house at Amsterdam two months previously (March or April 1572). On 20 June 1572 he was sentenced to death, but the execution for some reason or other was delayed until 3 September 1572, when he was burned at the stake with Sander Woutersz at Amsterdam. Evert and Sander were the last victims of persecution in Amsterdam.

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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: 620.

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: 944. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Grosheide, Greta. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der Anabaptisten in Amsterdam. Hilversum: J. Schipper, Jr., 1938: 184-85, 308.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Evert Hendricks (d. 1572)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evert_Hendricks_(d._1572)&oldid=107624.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Evert Hendricks (d. 1572). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evert_Hendricks_(d._1572)&oldid=107624.




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