Scheffer, Hans (d. 1538)
Hans Scheffer, an Anabaptist martyr of Hastungsfeld, a village on the Hörselberg near Eisenach, Germany, who was seized with Hans Köhler in November 1537, as they were conversing with Fritz Erbe, who was a prisoner. They were executed in Eisenach at the end of January. The record of the trial contains their remarkable confession of faith.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.
Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 172-74.
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