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Jakob Rusterhel (Ruster[holz]), an Anabaptist martyr, a cabinetmaker by trade, of Horgerberg in the Swiss district of Grüningen, was arrested in Zürich and imprisoned in the Oethenbach prison, where he was so unmercifully treated that in a weakened condition he promised to attend the (Reformed) church services. But he repented and was rearrested, and sick as he was he was taken to prison in chains and died there.

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Bergmann, Cornelius. Die Täuferbewegung im Kanton Zürich bis 1660. Leipzig, 1916: 128 f., 172.

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: 815.

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: 1114. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Geiser, Samuel. Die Taufgesinnten-Gemeinden. Karlsruhe, 1931: 386.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 579.


Author(s) Samuel Geiser
Date Published 1959


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Geiser, Samuel. "Rusterhel, Jakob." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rusterhel,_Jakob&oldid=84791.

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Geiser, Samuel. (1959). Rusterhel, Jakob. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rusterhel,_Jakob&oldid=84791.




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