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Konrad Haintzeman, a cobbler by trade, a preacher of the Hutterian Brethren in Moravia, was captured in 1558 in Stain near Krems, Austria, on the Danube, when he was about to go to Moravia from Germany with a company of brethren, and was taken to Vienna, where he spent more than a year in terrible imprisonment. Bishop Anton Brus wished  to have him  executed in  secret, since he refused to renounce his faith; but on the intercession of the Lutheran pastor Pfausinger, who had learned of the preparations, King Maximilian released him. He went to his brethren in Moravia; in 1560 he was chosen preacher and two years later ordained in this service. He died eight years later, in 1568, in the thermal springs of Teplice in Hungary, where he sought a cure for the ills acquired during his imprisonment. He is the author of two epistles written to the elders in 1558.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Haintzeman, Konrad (d. 1568)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 May 2016.,_Konrad_(d._1568)&oldid=95044.

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