Petronella (d. 1535)

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Petronella, an Anabaptist martyr, the wife of a baker of Holdenstedt, a village near Sangershausen in Thuringia, Germany, who was seized with Hans Höhne at Halberstadt in September 1535 and drowned in the Bode at Groningen in October 1535.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 356.

Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 133 ff.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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