Schumacher, Hans (d. 1539)
Hans Schumacher of Wynstägen (erroneously called Wünistern by van Braght), Safenwyl, in the Swiss canton of Aargau, an Anabaptist martyr who was executed in Bern on 3 June 1539. After his execution his family and relatives fled to the canton of Basel. Kaspar Schuhmacher of Safenwyl, who was an Anabaptist preacher in Basel early in the 17th century, no doubt belonged to this family.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1139. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Heiz, J. Täufer im Aargau. Aarau, 1902: 158.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 484. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.
MLA style: Bender, Elizabeth Horsch. "Schumacher, Hans (d. 1539)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 May 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/S3853.html.
APA style: Bender, Elizabeth Horsch. (1959). Schumacher, Hans (d. 1539). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2013, from http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/S3853.html.