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Hans Staudach(er) (Staudtach), a Hutterite martyr of Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, Germany, was seized in Austria with Anthoni Keim, Blasius Beckh, and Leonhard Schneider when they with their wives and children were on their way to Moravia. After a steadfast cross-examination he was beheaded on 22 November 1546, in Vienna. The Lieder der Hutterischen Brüder contains two of his songs (pp. 128 ff.), "Hilf Gott, das uns gelinge" and "O Christe rein du bist allein," while a third, "Ich freu mich dein, O Vater mein," is to be found in Pressburg, Codex 236 (according to the Lieder, p. 128). Songs were written about him by Hans Gurtzham, Wolf Sailer, and Christoff Scheffman. The first of these appears in Lieder, p. 136 f.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: II, 74.

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: 475. Available online at:

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 235-236.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer.Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 128, 136 f., 179 f.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923: 257.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 265 f.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1959

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