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Hochburg, an Amish Mennonite congregation, named after the village of Hochburg in Baden, Germany, in the Eltz Valley a few miles east of Emmendingen, was founded by families expelled from Alsace in 1712, probably from the congregations near Colmar such as Baldenheim, Ohnenheim, and Jebsheim, and also from Markirch. Hochburg was represented in the conferences held on the west side of the Rhine, such as those at Essingen in 1759 (by Jacob Rupp, who also was part of a delegation to Holland in 1760) and 1777 (by Jacob Müller). Both of these men must have been elders. Bentz Koenig of Nimburg was ordained elder in 1802. The last elder, a Zimmermann, moved from here in 1845 to Ueberlingen on Lake Constance. Some members moved to the neighborhood of Durlach, Baden. The congregation soon thereafter became extinct.


Sommer, P. "Assemblee de Hochburg." Christ Seul (June 1932): 6.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1956

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Bender, Harold S. "Hochburg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 May 2016.,_Germany)&oldid=65297.

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Bender, Harold S. (1956). Hochburg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016, from,_Germany)&oldid=65297.

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