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Gärtnerbrüder (Gardener Brethren), an ancient name for members of the "old evangelical" churches, which was also applied to the Anabaptists (especially in Augsburg in 1530). The real name was "Gartbrüder" from "gartenn," to wander.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 35.

Keller, Ludwig. Die Reformation und die älteren Reformparteien : in ihrem Zusammenhange dargestellt. Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1885: 11, note 8.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Gärtnerbrüder." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=G%C3%A4rtnerbr%C3%BCder&oldid=91853.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Gärtnerbrüder. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=G%C3%A4rtnerbr%C3%BCder&oldid=91853.

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