Vöcklabrack, a town in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), the home of Leonhard Schiemer, the first elder of the Anabaptists in Upper Austria. About Pentecost of 1528, eight Anabaptists, among them Hans Tischler, a preacher, and Lienhart Laitschneider of Salzburg, were put to death here. These executions, performed on the grounds of the church, led to a trial, because Ciriac, Baron of Polheim (owner of Puchheim), who as Vogt of the parish of St. Gilgen saw in this deed an interference into his jurisdiction, demanded the sum of 1,000 florins as compensation. The city was summoned to answer this charge.
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