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Gerspitz, a village in [[Moravia (Czech Republic)|Moravia]] near [[Austerlitz (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)|Austerlitz]] <em>(Slavkov) </em>with a [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]] Bruderhof. It belonged to the feudal estate of [[Kaunitz, Ulrich von (16th Century)|Ulrich von Kaunitz]], who caused the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptists]] severe oppression. He made them responsible for economic losses he suffered, took away their grain and cattle, deprived weavers, barbers, and tailors of their trade, so that the Anabaptists threatened to emigrate. A large part of them actually left in the summer of 1603. Those who remained suffered severe loss during the Bohemian revolt. The [[Hutterite Chronicles|Chronicles]] report, "On December 29, 1620, early in the morning before dawn, the Bruderhof at Austerlitz and Gerspitz was unexpectedly attacked by several hundred horsemen who hastily plundered the place; many brethren, sisters, and children ran into the pond, which was not yet frozen over, and two sisters and a child were drowned. The next year, on February 2, Poles attacked Gerspitz, shooting the housekeeper and burning the gardener."
 
Gerspitz, a village in [[Moravia (Czech Republic)|Moravia]] near [[Austerlitz (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)|Austerlitz]] <em>(Slavkov) </em>with a [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]] Bruderhof. It belonged to the feudal estate of [[Kaunitz, Ulrich von (16th Century)|Ulrich von Kaunitz]], who caused the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptists]] severe oppression. He made them responsible for economic losses he suffered, took away their grain and cattle, deprived weavers, barbers, and tailors of their trade, so that the Anabaptists threatened to emigrate. A large part of them actually left in the summer of 1603. Those who remained suffered severe loss during the Bohemian revolt. The [[Hutterite Chronicles|Chronicles]] report, "On December 29, 1620, early in the morning before dawn, the Bruderhof at Austerlitz and Gerspitz was unexpectedly attacked by several hundred horsemen who hastily plundered the place; many brethren, sisters, and children ran into the pond, which was not yet frozen over, and two sisters and a child were drowned. The next year, on February 2, Poles attacked Gerspitz, shooting the housekeeper and burning the gardener."
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Beck, Josef. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn</em>. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 335.
 
Beck, Josef. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn</em>. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 335.
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Wolny, Gregor. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Die Markgrafschaft Mähren : topographisch, statistisch u. historisch geschildert</em>. Brünn, 1837: v. II, 1, 157.
 
Wolny, Gregor. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Die Markgrafschaft Mähren : topographisch, statistisch u. historisch geschildert</em>. Brünn, 1837: v. II, 1, 157.
 
 
 
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Gerspitz, a village in Moravia near Austerlitz (Slavkov) with a Hutterite Bruderhof. It belonged to the feudal estate of Ulrich von Kaunitz, who caused the Anabaptists severe oppression. He made them responsible for economic losses he suffered, took away their grain and cattle, deprived weavers, barbers, and tailors of their trade, so that the Anabaptists threatened to emigrate. A large part of them actually left in the summer of 1603. Those who remained suffered severe loss during the Bohemian revolt. The Chronicles report, "On December 29, 1620, early in the morning before dawn, the Bruderhof at Austerlitz and Gerspitz was unexpectedly attacked by several hundred horsemen who hastily plundered the place; many brethren, sisters, and children ran into the pond, which was not yet frozen over, and two sisters and a child were drowned. The next year, on February 2, Poles attacked Gerspitz, shooting the housekeeper and burning the gardener."

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Bibliography

Beck, Josef. Die Geschichts-Bücher der Wiedertäufer in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Vienna, 1883; reprinted Nieuwkoop: De Graaf, 1967: 335.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 84.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923: 405, 407, 469, 541, 556 f.

Wolny, Gregor. Die Markgrafschaft Mähren : topographisch, statistisch u. historisch geschildert. Brünn, 1837: v. II, 1, 157.

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Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956


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Loserth, Johann. "Gerspitz (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gerspitz_(Jihomoravsk%C3%BD_kraj,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=87815.

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Loserth, Johann. (1956). Gerspitz (Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gerspitz_(Jihomoravsk%C3%BD_kraj,_Czech_Republic)&oldid=87815.




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