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Jakob Storger, an Anabaptist martyr of Koburg, who was baptized at Wels in Upper Austria in 1528 by Wolfgang Brandhuber, lived at first as a gunsmith in Gittelde im Grund, a valley in the Upper Harz, Germany, but considering his trade sinful he left the region and settled with his family above Zorge near the Spitzenberge. Here he made troughs with other Anabaptists. He was chosen preacher at a meeting of Anabaptists at Langen­wiese. In the middle of August he was expelled from Brunswick territory. For six weeks he wan­dered preaching and baptizing in Thuringia. In October 1537 he settled with his family in a suburb of Mühlhausen. There he was arrested and ex­amined on the rack on 11 October.  On 8 November 1537, he suffered a martyr's death with three other Ana­baptists; he was drowned in the Unstrut between Mühlhausen and Ammern.

Bibliography

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

Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 150, 194.

Wappler, Paul. Inquisition und Ketzerprozesse in Zwickau zur Reformationszeit. Leipzig, 1908.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Storger, Jakob (d. 1537)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Storger,_Jakob_(d._1537)&oldid=85377.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Storger, Jakob (d. 1537). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Storger,_Jakob_(d._1537)&oldid=85377.




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