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Fill (<em>Vill, Villa</em>) was a village near Neumarkt (Italian<em>, Egna</em>) in the [[Adige Valley (Südtirol, Austria)|Adige Valley]] of [[Tyrol (Austria)|Tyrol]], [[Austria|Austria]]. In the late 1520s Benedikt von Bruneck, a former lay priest, was active here in the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] cause. As a priest he had protested against the execution of heretics, and was called to account and promised to desist. But the courage, piety, and conduct of the Anabaptists won him completely. It was he who held [[Blaurock, Georg (ca. 1492-1529)|Blaurock's]] congregation together after the latter's death and served it by preaching and baptizing in Fill and Tramin. The [[Hutterite Chronicles|Hutterite chronicles]] list eight Anabaptists seized in Fill in 1529. They were [[Mos, Wolfgang von (d. 1529)|Wolfgang of Mos]] near Deutsch-Nofen; [[Thomas Imwald (d. 1529)|Thoman Imwald]] near Aldain; [[Frick, Georg (d. 1529)|Georg Frick]] of Wirtsburg; [[Kager, Mang (d. 1529)|Mang Karger]] of Füssen; [[Töllinger, Christine (d. 1529)|Christine Töllinger]] of Penon, a widow; [[Barbara of Thiers (d. 1529)|Barbara of Thiers]], the wife of Hans Portzen; [[Kampner, Agatha and Elizabeth (d. 1529)|Agatha Kampner]] of  Breitenberg, and her sister [[Kampner, Agatha and Elizabeth (d. 1529)|Elisabeth]]. They were taken to the castle and examined on the rack. They revealed that Wolfgang von Mos had been baptized in August 1528 with two companions by [[Kürschner, Michael (d. 1529)|Michael Kürschner]], who was later executed at the stake in Gufidaun. Thoman im Waldt was baptized by Blaurock, and Georg Frick by Benedikt, Elisabeth Kampner and Christian Tollinger by Blaurock, Barbara of Thiers by Benedikt, and Agatha Kampner in [[Switzerland|Switzerland]] near [[St. Gall (Switzerland)|St. Gall]] by Tepich. They all remained steadfast and were executed.
 
Fill (<em>Vill, Villa</em>) was a village near Neumarkt (Italian<em>, Egna</em>) in the [[Adige Valley (Südtirol, Austria)|Adige Valley]] of [[Tyrol (Austria)|Tyrol]], [[Austria|Austria]]. In the late 1520s Benedikt von Bruneck, a former lay priest, was active here in the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] cause. As a priest he had protested against the execution of heretics, and was called to account and promised to desist. But the courage, piety, and conduct of the Anabaptists won him completely. It was he who held [[Blaurock, Georg (ca. 1492-1529)|Blaurock's]] congregation together after the latter's death and served it by preaching and baptizing in Fill and Tramin. The [[Hutterite Chronicles|Hutterite chronicles]] list eight Anabaptists seized in Fill in 1529. They were [[Mos, Wolfgang von (d. 1529)|Wolfgang of Mos]] near Deutsch-Nofen; [[Thomas Imwald (d. 1529)|Thoman Imwald]] near Aldain; [[Frick, Georg (d. 1529)|Georg Frick]] of Wirtsburg; [[Kager, Mang (d. 1529)|Mang Karger]] of Füssen; [[Töllinger, Christine (d. 1529)|Christine Töllinger]] of Penon, a widow; [[Barbara of Thiers (d. 1529)|Barbara of Thiers]], the wife of Hans Portzen; [[Kampner, Agatha and Elizabeth (d. 1529)|Agatha Kampner]] of  Breitenberg, and her sister [[Kampner, Agatha and Elizabeth (d. 1529)|Elisabeth]]. They were taken to the castle and examined on the rack. They revealed that Wolfgang von Mos had been baptized in August 1528 with two companions by [[Kürschner, Michael (d. 1529)|Michael Kürschner]], who was later executed at the stake in Gufidaun. Thoman im Waldt was baptized by Blaurock, and Georg Frick by Benedikt, Elisabeth Kampner and Christian Tollinger by Blaurock, Barbara of Thiers by Benedikt, and Agatha Kampner in [[Switzerland|Switzerland]] near [[St. Gall (Switzerland)|St. Gall]] by Tepich. They all remained steadfast and were executed.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
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Beck Josef.  <em>Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. </em>Vienna, 1883: 64 ff.
 
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Loserth, Johann. <em>Der Anabaptismus in Tirol.</em> Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892: 61.
 
Loserth, Johann. <em>Der Anabaptismus in Tirol.</em> Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892: 61.
 
 
 
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Fill (Vill, Villa) was a village near Neumarkt (Italian, Egna) in the Adige Valley of Tyrol, Austria. In the late 1520s Benedikt von Bruneck, a former lay priest, was active here in the Anabaptist cause. As a priest he had protested against the execution of heretics, and was called to account and promised to desist. But the courage, piety, and conduct of the Anabaptists won him completely. It was he who held Blaurock's congregation together after the latter's death and served it by preaching and baptizing in Fill and Tramin. The Hutterite chronicles list eight Anabaptists seized in Fill in 1529. They were Wolfgang of Mos near Deutsch-Nofen; Thoman Imwald near Aldain; Georg Frick of Wirtsburg; Mang Karger of Füssen; Christine Töllinger of Penon, a widow; Barbara of Thiers, the wife of Hans Portzen; Agatha Kampner of  Breitenberg, and her sister Elisabeth. They were taken to the castle and examined on the rack. They revealed that Wolfgang von Mos had been baptized in August 1528 with two companions by Michael Kürschner, who was later executed at the stake in Gufidaun. Thoman im Waldt was baptized by Blaurock, and Georg Frick by Benedikt, Elisabeth Kampner and Christian Tollinger by Blaurock, Barbara of Thiers by Benedikt, and Agatha Kampner in Switzerland near St. Gall by Tepich. They all remained steadfast and were executed.

Bibliography

Beck Josef.  Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883: 64 ff.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 644.

Loserth, Johann. Der Anabaptismus in Tirol. Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1892: 61.


Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956


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Loserth, Johann. "Fill (Egna, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fill_(Egna,_Trentino-Alto_Adige,_Italy)&oldid=80801.

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Loserth, Johann. (1956). Fill (Egna, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fill_(Egna,_Trentino-Alto_Adige,_Italy)&oldid=80801.




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