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Schermanch(h)owitz, a Bruderhof of the Hutterian Brethren in Moravia. In 1620 it was attacked by soldiers and in 1621 plundered. In October 1622 "upon command of Emperor Ferdinand, through the instigation and incitation of the Cardinal of Dietrichstein," they were expelled, leaving all their possessions behind. They settled in Hungary.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 54.

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

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Das Klein-Geschichtsbuch der Hutterischen Brüder. Philadelphia, PA: Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation, 1947.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 450. All rights reserved.

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