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Hans Oberecker (Overacker, Overakker), an Anabaptist martyr of Affers in the Adige Valley of Tyrol, Austria (now Italy), was sent with Hieronymus Kals and Michael Seifensieder to Tyrol as a missionary of the Hutterian Brethren. They were seized in Vienna. Hans was burned at the stake on 31 March 1536. In prison the two men wrote an important Rechenschaft und Bekenntnis besides several epistles to the brotherhood in Moravia and their relatives. Three times, wrote Hans Oberecker, the day of the Lord had appeared to him, so that he "prayed that God would let him incur this wrath, which is so great and dreadful upon wickedness."

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Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 158.

Mueller, L. Glaubenszeugnisse oberdeutscher Taufgesinnten. Leipzig, 1938: 205-210, contains their Confession.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, ..., 1685. Part II: 39,

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951. 445.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1958


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Neff, Christian. "Oberecker, Hans (d. 1536)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 22 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oberecker,_Hans_(d._1536)&oldid=111480.

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Neff, Christian. (1958). Oberecker, Hans (d. 1536). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oberecker,_Hans_(d._1536)&oldid=111480.




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