Keim, Anthoni (d. 1546)

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Anthoni Keim (called Kleyn by van Braght, Dutch Martyrs' Mirror, and Klein in the German edition of 1780), a Hutterite martyr, a tailor of Gunzenhausen (Middle Franconia), Bavaria, Germany, was seized with Hans Staudach and two companions when they were about to go to Moravia, and taken to Vienna (2 August 1546), and after a long, severe imprisonment and several cross-examinations, in which they victoriously attested their faith, they were beheaded on 22 November 1546. To commemorate their death Wolf Sailer and Hans Gurtzham each wrote a song; both are found in Die Lieder der Hutterischen Brüder.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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. Part 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, where the name is Antony Keyn. Available online at:

Die Lieder der Hutterischen Brüder. Scottdale, PA, 1914: 133, 136

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967,II, 478, 507.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923: 205 f.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 260, 265 f.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 161. All rights reserved.

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