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Michael Schwiser of Saytarn (?) near Speyer, Germany, was imprisoned in the Upper House at Passau with a number of his brethren on 16 September 1535. At his trial on September 16 he confessed that he had been baptized by Hans Schwaigern near Heilbronn, and had been an Anabaptist for 1½ years. Schwiser was among those who remained steadfast.


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

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 30, where he is called Schuester.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959

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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. "Schwiser, Michael (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Michael_(16th_century)&oldid=77687.

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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. (1959). Schwiser, Michael (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Michael_(16th_century)&oldid=77687.

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