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Jörg Fasser (Vasser) was a second person with this name, not identical with the Georg (Jörg) Fasser, for he came from Schwaz in Tyrol not Kitzbühel, and having been a monk he was able to read and write, whereas the other Jörg Fasser could not. After leaving the monastery he was a technician in the mine at Schwaz. In the brotherhood he distinguished himself through his great zeal; this is indicated by the names "Jörg Tauffer" and "Principaltäufer" given him in the yirol court records. A poster issued by the government against him 2 April 1528, describes him as a tall young man, with black beard and full face. Fasser was seized soon after, but escaped and made his way to Stams into the Petersberg district, then to Telfs and over the mountain toward Seefeld, leaving distinct traces of his work. All the efforts of the government to seize him were unavailing. He arrived safely in Moravia with his wife. Nothing more is heard of him.

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 634.


Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956


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Loserth, Johann. "Fasser, Jörg (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fasser,_J%C3%B6rg_(16th_century)&oldid=94610.

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Loserth, Johann. (1956). Fasser, Jörg (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fasser,_J%C3%B6rg_(16th_century)&oldid=94610.




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