Voit, Peter (d. 1570)

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Peter Voit (Veyt), a Hutterite missioner and co­worker with Jakob Hutter. Hutter mentions him twice in his letters, once saying that Voit had brought a group of converts from Tyrol to Moravia. Voit was seized in Austria in 1534 and imprisoned in a dark dungeon in Egenburg, and his ankles were so tightly bound in irons that gangrene set in and his feet decayed. Helplessly he had to suffer having the mice eat his toes. He was later released. He was received by the exiled Moravian Anabaptists, who were themselves in dire need (1538) and lodging in the open field. Both of his feet had to be amputated. He died in 1570.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 408.

Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943: 121, 138, 143.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1959

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