Marti, Jakob (18th century)

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Jakob Marti was an elder of the Swiss Brethren, who together with the elders Peter Ramseier and Peter Oberli made a trip to the congregations of Swiss descent in the Palatinate in 1742, visiting the congregations of Freudenberg, Weierhof, Rauhof, and Schafbusch-Niederrödern. They tried to bridge over some differences among the Palatine Mennonites, which had been caused by the spirit and obstinate attitude of Elder Abraham Zeisset. But they did not apparently succeed, for in 1766 Marti again stayed in the Palatinate, this time together with Ramseier and Niklaus Knör. But peace was not restored until 14 October 1782, at a conference on Himmelhauserhof. Marti was not present at this conference, having probably died before. Delbert Gratz lists him not as an elder but as a deacon. He was a native of Sumiswald in the Emmental and lived at Büderichgraben.


Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972.: 212 f.;

Gratz, Delbert L. Bernese Anabaptists and their American descendants. Goshen, IN: Mennonite Historical Society, 1953. Reprinted Elverson, PA : Old Springfield Shoppe, 1994: 80.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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