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Oetenbach (Oethenbach), a tower at Zürich, Switzerland, which served as a prison for many Swiss Brethren, particularly about 1640. Hans Landis was executed here in 1614. Another Hans Landis and his daughter Margaretha were imprisoned here for 60 weeks in 1638-1639, Hans Müller for two years, Adelheyd Egli, the wife of Felix Landis, for four years. Rudolf Bachmann was imprisoned in the Oetenbach tower from 1640 to the end of his life. Some others died there during imprisonment.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Oetenbach (Zürich, Switzerland)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oetenbach_(Z%C3%BCrich,_Switzerland)&oldid=76558.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Oetenbach (Zürich, Switzerland). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oetenbach_(Z%C3%BCrich,_Switzerland)&oldid=76558.




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