Pulgram (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)
When persecution subsided, a group of Philippites settled in Pulgram; in the fall of 1538 they joined the Hutterite Brotherhood, whereby the latter came into the possession of a stately Bruderhof which included "the bake house, also the great house in which the school was located, the smithy, and the new house below the smithy." Other buildings were soon erected.
But in the next year danger threatened under the pressure of royal decrees. Amon wrote that the Brethren were about to be expelled from Pulgram, "and the sick and the children put out without pity." In 1545, on a shallow pretext but with the consent of the authorities, a quantity of cattle, leather, and wine were taken from them; in 1547 the great persecution brought with it greater damages.
In 1551 the preacher Peter Hag died here, who was one of the Brethren taken to the galleys from the Falkenstein castle, but managed to return home and memorialized his fate in a song.
In this year also, with the silent consent of the government, the settlement was robbed of much goods by a butcher Kunther and his associates, and the Brethren driven into the forest for a time. Later they prospered and were even able to lease a dairyfarm from the Nikolsburg lords. In 1591 Siegmund von Dietrichstein expelled them and also the Swiss Brethren from Bergen and Voitelsbrunn. Some of them settled in Wastitz, and others in Sobotište. In 1619 Dampierre's troops quartered in Pulgram and severely damaged the Bruderhof at Neumühl.
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