Peckh, Hans (16th century)

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Peckh, Hans, an Anabaptist imprisoned in the castle at Passau, Lower Bavaria, Germany. At his cross-examination he confessed that he was baptized by Blasy Khumauf (Blasius Kühn and lived in Greding near Aichstetten; that he had been imprisoned once before, at Eggenburg in Lower Austria; there he was branded by burning through the cheeks and released. He is not to be confused with the Hans Peckh named on page 74 of Wolkan's edition of the Geschicht-Buch. But he was no doubt in the group mentioned on page 105 of this chronicle, which was migrating to Moravia in 1533 under Brother Bastl Glaser. "When they arrived in Austria in a village called Hohenwart they were seized. To them Jakob Hutter wrote a beautiful consolatory epistle, which is still extant. They were then taken from Eggenburg, after they had been branded through the cheeks and released." Certainly Hans Peckh was among them.

Hans Peckh was immovable. The authorities were unable to "convert" him in Passau. The court record reports, "he remained firm." (See also Beck, Hans.)


Beck, Josef. Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 116.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 148; v. III, 339.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923; 105.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 142.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959

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