Krafft, Hans (16th century)
Hans Krafft, a knifesmith in Eismersberg near Augsburg, Germany, and his wife Apollonia were among the first Anabaptists cross-examined, by the Augsburg city council. Both declared in October 1527 that they would not "desist from their position" and were men permanently expelled from the city. Hans Krafft, however, returned and was again "put out" on 13 January 1528. In that summer he came back again. In the meantime he had lived for a time in Esslingen a.N., according to a letter from Esslingen dated 23 January 1528. He was again examined in Augsburg in April 1528, when he admitted that he had wanted to settle in Alt-Hegenberg, but had been driven out with other Anabaptists by the Bavarian rulers. He was twice examined in Strasbourg in 1528, once in the presence of Bucer and Capito. He admitted that he had baptized four persons at Mundelsheim near Strasbourg, and declared that he "would stay with Christ" and refused instruction.
Röhrich, T. W. "Zur Geschichte der Strassburgischen Wiedertäufer in den Jahren 1527 bis 1543." Zeitschrift für die historische Theologie (1860): 36.
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