Bersch, Tobias (d. 1701)
Tobias Bersch, an elder of the Hutterian Brethren, a weaver by trade, was chosen as preacher on 15 March 1651 at Sobotište, Hungary, and ordained on 16 March 1653; appointed as leader (Vorsteher) of the Hutterian Brethren in Hungary on 10 January 1694, after the death of Caspar Eglauch. Only a few details are known about his work. He died in 1701. Matthias Helm was chosen as his successor.
Beck, Josef. Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 483, 484, 557, 563.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 197.
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