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Nikolaus Moser an elder of the Swiss Mennonites in Friedersmatt near Bowil, Switzerland, who tried in vain to prevent the break between the Amish and the Reist groups. In 1709 he wrote a letter to the Mennonites in Holland on behalf of his oppressed brethren describing their desperate plight and expressing his earnest desire that they be reunited. He is said to have died in prison.

Bibliography

Geiser, Samuel. Die Taufgesinnten-Gemeinden. Karlsruhe, 1931: 417, 426.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III: 170.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 1255 a.

Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972: 255.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957


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Neff, Christian. "Moser, Nikolaus (17th/18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Moser,_Nikolaus_(17th/18th_century)&oldid=102551.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Moser, Nikolaus (17th/18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Moser,_Nikolaus_(17th/18th_century)&oldid=102551.




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