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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.

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Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XII, 26 f.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903: 29 f.

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Map:Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 29 Apr 2016.,_Germany)&oldid=108959.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2016, from,_Germany)&oldid=108959.

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