Meylin, Barbara and Elizabeth (17th century)

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Barbara and Elizabeth Meylin, apparently the wives of Hans and Martin Meili, were imprisoned in 1639 at the Oetenbach prison in Zürich, Switzerland. They, however, managed to escape.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 813.

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: 1112. Available online at:

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Meylin, Barbara and Elizabeth (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Jan 2019.,_Barbara_and_Elizabeth_(17th_century)&oldid=130005.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Meylin, Barbara and Elizabeth (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 January 2019, from,_Barbara_and_Elizabeth_(17th_century)&oldid=130005.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 666. All rights reserved.

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