Egli, Adelheyt (17th century)

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Adelheyt (Adelheid) Egli (Egly), the wife of Felix Landis, was imprisoned at Oetenbach, canton of Zürich, Switzerland, in 1642 and repeatedly harshly treated. After four years in prison, she escaped, but found her house stripped by the authorities, who had confiscated the 5,000 guilders, and put her children out among strangers.


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, 821.

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: 1120. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Egli, Adelheyt (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 19 Dec 2018.,_Adelheyt_(17th_century)&oldid=129149.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Egli, Adelheyt (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2018, from,_Adelheyt_(17th_century)&oldid=129149.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 163. All rights reserved.

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