Kuonle, Lienhard (16th/17th centuries)
Lienhard Kuonle was an Anabaptist from Oberschlechtbach, a village near Rudersberg in Württemberg, Germany. He confessed at his trial at Schorndorf on 21 March 1613 that 18 years previously he had regularly attended church. But when he was elected burgomaster and was required to swear an oath, he refused; for he considered it a sin. For that reason he was arrested and kept confined at Schorndorf for four weeks. Then he began to associate with the Anabaptists; he joined the Swiss brotherhood and was baptized in a woods near Frankenstein (in the Palatinate) belonging, he supposed, to some nobleman, because he did not consider his first baptism in infancy valid. On 16 April he was again questioned. He had been persuaded to be baptized by a brother from Moravia. Then he bought a New Testament and found his faith therein. He had been at Aschhausen near Oehringen nine of the 18 years. Orders came from Stuttgart to deal leniently with him; he was banished. Nothing more is known of him.
Bossert, Gustav. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer I. Band, Herzogtum Württemberg. Leipzig: M. Heinsius, 1930: 841-843.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 587.
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