Soblahof Bruderhof (Trenčín, Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia)
Soblahof(f) (Soblahov, Zobelhof), a Bruderhof of the Hutterian Brethren near Trenčín (German, Trentschin) in Slovakia (coordinates: 48° 53′ 31″ N, 18° 2′ 12″ E). The household was purchased for 150 Talers from Hieronimus Thaus on 6 December 1622, by Hutterites who were expelled from Stiegnitz. On 23 October 1623, Count Caspar von Illésházi received the refugee Brethren and gave them permission to furnish the Bruderhof according to their requirements and gave them a piece of wasteland in addition to all sorts of rights and privileges. In 1626 the Brethren acquired two more barren fields. In 1630 Caspar released the Brethren from the payment of fees which the Lutheran Church had required. In 1651 his sons, Gabriel and George Illésházi, confirmed the contract and all the liberties which Caspar had granted them, and in 1652 George gave them half the "Session" Holgasovska there (Beck, 484). On 5 October 1652, Turkish troops plundered the Bruderhof and set it afire. Twelve persons were abducted or killed. It was abandoned in 1688.
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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 557. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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