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Christian Liebe was a Mennonite preacher in the Palatinate, Germany, who made a trip to Switzerland in 1714 to visit the brethren there, to comfort them in their persecution, and, if necessary, to baptize. But he was seized and condemned to galley service. A letter he wrote in Palermo with two surviving companions in suffering, dated 16 September 1715, describes their sad situation. His mother in the Palatinate presented a petition to the authorities at Bern for his release. Finally, on 10 January 1716, he was set free and at once returned to his home in the Palatinate.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1908): 121 f.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967:II, 649.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884, I: Nos. 1375, 1377 f.

Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972: 226 ff.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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