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Peter Reusse (Ruse), a successful Anabaptist leader in Thuringia, Germany, by trade a feed-cutter, stemmed from Esperstedt near Frankenhausen, moved with his wife and children to Sandersleben in Anhalt, baptized many in the villages in the neighborhood also in Mühlhausen, including Appolonia Kaiser, and probably introduced the fraternal kiss and feetwashing. His name occurs in the records of 1530-1537.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 481.

Jacobs, Eduard. "Die Wiedertaufer am Harz." Zeitschrift des Harz-Vereins für Geschichte und Altertumskunde (1899): 423-536, 631-633.

Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 106 f., 110, 118, 124, 126, 128, 157, 160, 224; Nos. 38, 45, 48, 52, 54.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Reusse, Peter (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reusse,_Peter_(16th_century)&oldid=84492.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Reusse, Peter (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reusse,_Peter_(16th_century)&oldid=84492.




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