Koch, Margarete (16th Century)

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Margarete Koch, a widow, known as "die alte Garköchin," was banished on account of her faith from her home in Hersfeld, Hesse, Germany, and later also from Vacha, and was arrested with Fritz Erbe, who had taken her in, was released, and seized again. For years she languished in prison. She had to undergo many cross-examinations, through which she remained faithful. Her fate is not known.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 516.

Wappler, P. Die Stellung Kursachsens und des Land-grafen Philipp von Hessen zur Tauferbewegung. Münster, 1910.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Neff, Christian. "Koch, Margarete (16th Century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Koch,_Margarete_(16th_Century)&oldid=65993.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Koch, Margarete (16th Century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Koch,_Margarete_(16th_Century)&oldid=65993.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 210. All rights reserved.

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