Anfang, Wastl (d. 1602)

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Wastl Anfang (also called Bastl Schmid and Sensenschmidt), a Hutterite missionary, was chosen preacher at Neumühl in Moravia on 20 February 1581, sent to Tyrol in 1584, and later again served as a missionary in Tyrol. Against him and Hans Zuckenhammer the Bavarian duke William V issued a mandate on 27 February 1587, offering a reward of 100 guilders for their capture. But they did not fall into the hands of the Bavarian government. Anfang died 2 December 1602 at Nikolsburg, Moravia.


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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 71.

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Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 122. All rights reserved.

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