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Hans Scheffer, an Anabaptist martyr of Hastungsfeld, a village on the Hörselberg near Eisenach, Germany, who was seized with Hans Köhler in November 1537, as they were conversing with Fritz Erbe, who was a prisoner. They were executed in Eisenach at the end of January. The record of the trial contains their remarkable confession of faith.

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 51.

Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 172-74.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Scheffer, Hans (d. 1538)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Scheffer,_Hans_(d._1538)&oldid=106103.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Scheffer, Hans (d. 1538). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Scheffer,_Hans_(d._1538)&oldid=106103.




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