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Hohenwart was a parish in Lower Austria on the boundary between Krems and Meissau. The Anabaptists of Tyrol, on their trips to Moravia from Stein, where they left the ships, frequently stopped here. In 1534 Bastl (Sebastian) Glaser, who was leading a company from Tyrol to Moravia, was seized with his party. Jakob Hutter wrote a letter of consolation to them (Wolkan). The prisoners were transferred from Hohenwart to Eggenburg; here they had their cheeks burned and were then released. The same fate befell Hans Peck of Gredins, who was also halted in Hohenwart.


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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 337.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB, and Vienna, 1923: 105.

Author(s) Johann Loserth
Date Published 1956

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Loserth, Johann. "Hohenwart (Niederösterreich, Austria)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 May 2016.,_Austria)&oldid=82150.

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Loserth, Johann. (1956). Hohenwart (Niederösterreich, Austria). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from,_Austria)&oldid=82150.

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