Mangold, Stephan (16th century)
Stephan Mangold, a weaver by trade, a member of the Anabaptist congregation of Augsburg, Germany, baptized by Jacob Gross. Soon after the Martyrs' Synod his membership in the group became known to the Augsburg City Council, and he was arrested on 17 September 1527. He refused to recant, but finally agreed "to swear himself out of the city," and was consequently expelled with five other members of the congregation including the stonemason Sebold Peuthelin (Roth, 235) and the wife of the preacher Sigmund Salminger. He sought refuge in Strasbourg, where he participated in a public hearing held in the presence of the reformers Capito and Bucer with several Anabaptists from Augsburg and many "others of all sorts of trades" (Rohrich, 36). But like all the rest, he refused to desist from his faith, and was therefore probably liable to the decision of the council expelling all Anabaptists (Gerbert, 56). There is no information concerning his further course.
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