The confession and sentence of Francisca Rothmillerin.

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Title

The confession and sentence of Francisca Rothmillerin.

Description

Urgicht sammt Urthel Francisca Rothmillerin betreffend. Caption title; "Actum & executioni datum Buchloe den 17 Decemb. 1871."--Page 4; Decorated letters, printer's decorations (including a skull and crossbones).

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6653.U745 1781

Date

1781

Format

Text in German ;Fraktur. 4 unnumbered pages; 19 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Buchloe

Abstract

The confession and sentence of a single, Catholic woman of 27 or 28 years named Francisca Rothmillerin. After becoming pregnant, Rothmillerin was dismissed from her job as a domestic worker and driven from the area. She was later arrested in Munich for suspicion of stealing, was held for 2 months then taken to the border and released. In Salzburg, she was picked up for vagrancy in 1775 and was taken to the border for expulsion. She was later arrested for stealing and admitted to several thefts. She was sentenced to stand in the stocks for one hour before being driven from the area. In the next few years, she was arrested several times for vagrancy and stealing yet managed to escape from prison. Finally, she was declared an incorrigible thief and, though she earned the death sentence, was sent to a Catholic workhouse to serve out a life sentence. That sentence was commuted after just 14 days when she was released on the promise that she leave the area and not return. She was later arrested in Ravensburg for stealing yet managed to escape again. The last time she was arrested, she was sentenced to death by the sword. The court made an exception in releasing her body to be buried in hallowed ground instead of at the execution site. Known alias of the condemned: Francisca Rothmillerin, Anna Maria Mayerin, and Francisca Ederin.

Date Created

1781

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Reference

The confession and sentence of Francisca Rothmillerin., 1781

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“The confession and sentence of Francisca Rothmillerin.,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed September 19, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/127.

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