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Farkenschin (Hungarian, Farkashida), a village an hour and a half from Trnava (Tyrnau), Slovakia, at the time of the expulsion of the Hutterian Brethren from Moravia belonged to Count Thurzo, who leased them a farm and a mill (1622). Four years later they suffered serious damage from marauding troops, and in 1627 they lost their leader, Uhl Müller, through death. After the devastation of the Thirty Years' War came the Turkish invasions. In 1663 the house was "completely burned down after suffering much larceny and plundering, and as the chronicles relate, our people were lost in the prolonged warfare, so that very few of the Farkaschin people remain; most of them died in continued flight. Thus we lost the house at Farkaschin, including people and possessions."


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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 632.

Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956

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