Müllner, Ulrich (d. 1531)
Ulrich Müllner (Müller)(d. 1531), an Anabaptist martyr from Klausen in Tyrol, Austria. He was arrested with his wife by the church authorities of Brixen at Christmas 1527, because the Anabaptists had held meetings in his house. He was apparently not yet a member of the brotherhood. Georg, Bishop of Brixen, reported the results of the trial to the Innsbruck government on the next day, and asked what punishment should be meted out. The government officials replied that the bishop should inquire of the learned men in his district and pass their opinion on to the government. At the same time the Innsbruck authorities sent the bishop copies of all the mandates that had been printed, with the request that he publish them in Brixen (Loserth, I, 567).
In the meantime Müllner joined the Anabaptists. In 1531 he was arrested again. He freely admitted belonging to the group, and was therefore executed in October 1531. His steadfastness made a deep impression on the people and was recounted decades later by eyewitnesses (Loserth, I, 500; II, 196). Müllner was the father of minor children, who were deprived of their father's property. Three years later their guardian appealed for its return to them (Loserth, I, 540).
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: III, 181 f.
Loserth, Johann. Der Anabaptismus in Tirol. Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892.
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