Schad, Georg (Jörg) (16th century)

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Georg (Jörg) Schad, an Anabaptist of Zollikon, Swiss canton of Zürich, was required to give an account of his faith before the court. He confessed that he had once lived in vice and sin, but through the grace of God had come to the knowledge of salvation and therefore desired baptism and faith, "the sign of brotherly love," whereupon Felix Manz baptized him with water. Later, when he was again summoned to answer for his faith, he confessed openly that he had himself baptized more than forty persons in the region of Zollikon, Höngg, and Küssnacht. Nothing more is known of Schad. Among the Mennonites of France, Schad is a family name of frequent occurrence, corrupted in English to Short.


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Füsslin, J. C. Beiträge zur Schweizer Kirchen- und Reformations-Geschichte. Zürich, 1741, reprinted, Bern, 1912.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 40.

Author(s) Samuel Geiser
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 438. All rights reserved.

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