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Hans Küntzi and his son Kleinhans (or Junghans) were both wool weavers of Oberglatt, canton of Zurich, Switzerland. They were natives of Klingnau in the canton of Aargau, and in 1526 were among the Anabaptists there. Kleinhans Küntzi was active in the canton of Zurich, from which he was banished between 1526 and 1529. He baptized many Anabaptist converts. He was executed at Liechtenstein before 26 December 1529. A Paul (Pauli) Kuntzi from Stalden in the canton of Bern was named as Anabaptist in 1535.

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Muralt, Leonhard von and Walter Schmid. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer in der Schweiz. Erster Band Zürich. Züürich: S. Hirzel, 1952.

Peachey, P. Die soziale Herkunft der Schweizer Taufer in der Reformationszeit. Karlsruhe, 1954: 45, 117, No. 181 f., 131, No. 502.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Küntzi, Hans and Kleinhans (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 May 2017.,_Hans_and_Kleinhans_(16th_century)&oldid=120753.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Küntzi, Hans and Kleinhans (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2017, from,_Hans_and_Kleinhans_(16th_century)&oldid=120753.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 260. All rights reserved.

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