Anna Maria Schwägelin
She came from Bavaria, were she had grown up in an orphanage. As an adult, she came to be in a workhouse, where she was mistreated so badly and had to work so hard that she openly said that she would rather love the Devil than remain in the care of the workhouse. She was then reported to the authorities, who judged her to be burned at the stake for witchcraft on the April 11 1775. It was long believed that this sentence was carried out, but later research has shown, that she was imprisoned and died in prison six years later.
- Wolfgang Petz: Die letzte Hexe. Das Schicksal der Anna Maria Schwägelin. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, New York 2007, ISBN 978-3-593-38329-3
- Artikel "Anna Maria Schwägelin" im Lexikon zur Geschichte der Hexenverfolgung