Oggenfuss (Ockenfuss), Hans (16th century)

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Hans Oggenfuss (Ockenfuss) was a tailor of Stadelhofen near Zürich, Switzerland, who was in the Grebel group as early as 1524; Oggenfuss was one of the signatories of the letter of this group to Thomas Müntzer (5 September 1524). On 22 January 1525 he was present at the first baptism which Brötli performed at Zollikon near Zürich. Soon after that he joined the Anabaptist congregation and was active in preaching and baptizing. He was imprisoned several times because of his activity, but released on his promise not to preach and baptize, which promise he did not keep. His name is found in the records of the Zürich city council for the last time in January 1528. Then he disappeared from history. Like all the other Anabaptists of the Zollikon group he may have given up Anabaptism.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Oggenfuss (Ockenfuss), Hans (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Sep 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oggenfuss_(Ockenfuss),_Hans_(16th_century)&oldid=109138.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Oggenfuss (Ockenfuss), Hans (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oggenfuss_(Ockenfuss),_Hans_(16th_century)&oldid=109138.


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