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Tele Obelecker, an Anabaptist martyr of Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany, baptized by Heinz Kraut, was drowned in the Unstrut between Mühlhausen and Ammern with nine brethren on 8 November 1537. In the cross-examinations held on 19 and 22 October 1537, she confessed her faith, rejecting infant baptism and the oath, but promising obedience to the government.


Wappler, Paul. Die Täuferbewegung in Thüringen von 1526-1584. Jena: Gustav Fisher, 1913: 158 ff.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: vol. III: 283.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1958

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Neff, Christian. "Obelecker, Tele (d. 1537)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 21 Oct 2016.,_Tele_(d._1537)&oldid=59727.

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