Oswald (16th century)
Oswald, a youth of about eighteen, of Augensperg on the Kocher River in Württemberg, Germany, who was seized with a number of Hutterian Brethren near Passau on their way back from Moravia and imprisoned in the Passau castle. On 30 August 1535 he was cross-examined. He confessed that he had been baptized by Adam Schlegel at Dillingen in the Oberland. At the same time Hans Fuchs, a boy of sixteen of Bruchsal, baptized in Augsburg by Philip Plener, was examined. The hearts of both the boys had grown strong by the grace of God, so that no skill in argument, nor the thought of perishing wretchedly in the dark, dank holes in the earth of the castle prison was able to deflect them from their conviction.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 326.
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