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This Hans Burkholder was made preacher of the Mennonite congregation at Gerolsheim, Palatinate, in 1702. Repeatedly he sent requests to the brethren in Holland for support of his hard-pressed and impoverished congregation. After having experienced much hardship through the relentless Palatinate government, he died in 1752. Though an emigration to America was visualized, the plan was never carried out. The [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Archives]] contain a number of letters by him, the first dated 1 October 1730, the last one 4 August 1751.

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Burkholder, J. C. Report of the First Burkholder Family Reunion. 1926. Five letters of Hans Burkholder to the Dutch brethren are reprinted.

"Hans Heinrich Burkholder." SAGA (Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association) Genealogical Website. Accessed 6 July 2007 <http://www.saga-omii.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I007580&tree=martin>

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, Nos. 1454-1467; 1474-1475; 1484-1492; 1499-1520.

Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972: 208.


Author(s) Robert Friedmann
Date Published 1953


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Friedmann, Robert. "Burkholder, Hans (1671?-1752)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 20 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Burkholder,_Hans_(1671%3F-1752)&oldid=86379.

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Friedmann, Robert. (1953). Burkholder, Hans (1671?-1752). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Burkholder,_Hans_(1671%3F-1752)&oldid=86379.




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