Konrad Schuhmacher (16th century)
Konrad Schuhmacher (Conrad, the Shoemaker) was according to van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror a native of Swabia, Germany. He was apprehended at Stein on the Donau and imprisoned in Vienna in 1558. After some time he was brought before Emperor Ferdinand of Austria, to whom he freely confessed his faith. Later on after much suffering in prison he was set free by Emperor Maximilian, and could return to his relatives and his congregation. He is said to have been a young man.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om ‘t getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, … 1685: Part II, 190-191.
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: 574. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 692. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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