Jacobs, Eduard (1833-1919)
Eduard Jacobs, born at Krefeld, Germany, archivist and librarian of the Prince of Stolberg at Wernigerode a.H., author of the treatise "Die Wiedertaufer am Harz" in Zeitschrift des Harzvereins für Geschichte und Altertumskunde (Wernigerode, 1899), 423-536 and 631-33. The work constitutes a valuable addition to research in Mennonite history, giving much source material (from the court records in the Magdeburg archives) and a thorough presentation of the life and faith of the Anabaptists in the Harz.
Jacobs, in cooperation with Gustav Kawerau and Julius Köstlin, founded in 1883 the Verein für Reformationsgeschichte, which after World War I made plans to publish all the hitherto unpublished court records, government and church protocols, mandates, letters, regulations, etc., relating to the Anabaptist movement of the 16th century in a single comprehensive collection of source material (see Historiography). After 1948 this Verein in conjunction with the Mennonitischer Geschichtsverein published and prepared for publication these new source materials of Anabaptist history.
Bender, Harold S. "Publication and Research Projects in Anabaptist-Mennonite History." Mennonite Quarterly Review (January 1949).
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 101, 386.
Die Heimat (Krefeld) 11 (1932): 99.
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