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Michael Grossmann, a Hutterite and writer of hymns, a cobbler by trade, was sent to Prussia in 1602 with Josef Hauser. When he returned to Moravia he was chosen preacher for the Neumühl brotherhood, 1 February 1604, and ordained on 5 February 1606; then he was made elder at Austerlitz, and died 4 Apri 1634, at Sobotište. He is the author of the hymn, "Mich hat die Lieb gedrungen sehr," which contains his name in an acrostic.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 189.

Die Lieder der Hutterischen Brüder: Gesangbuch darinnen viel und mancherlei schöne Betrachtungen, Lehren, Vermahnungen, Lobgesänge und Glaubensbekenntnisse, von vielen Liebhabern Gottes gedichtet und aus vielen Geschichten und Historien der heiligen Schrift zusammengetragen, allen frommen Liebhabern Gottes sehr nützlich zu singen und zu lessen. Scottdale, Pa. : Mennonitisches Verlagshaus, 1914. Reprinted Cayley, AB: Hutterischen Brüdern in Kanada, 1962: 85.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923: 470, 476, 492, 583, 619.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956


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Neff, Christian. "Grossmann, Michael (d. 1634)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grossmann,_Michael_(d._1634)&oldid=119716.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Grossmann, Michael (d. 1634). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grossmann,_Michael_(d._1634)&oldid=119716.




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