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Westhofen, a market town in the Worms district in Germany. Before Lutheranism found entry into Westhofen in 1540, Anabaptism was represented here in the 1520s by Wolf Fuchs. The priest Jakob Ebersmann states that according to the court records Wolf Fuchs was charged with Anabaptism and heresy before the court of the Inquisition at Alzey, and was excommunicated. He had been baptized by "Master Jacobus in Worms."

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Ebersmann, Jakob. Geschichte von Westhofen, Monzernheim  und Blodesheim. Worms, 1909: 27. 

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


Author(s) Ernst H Correll
Date Published 1959


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Correll, Ernst H. "Westhofen (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westhofen_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=106434.

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Correll, Ernst H. (1959). Westhofen (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Westhofen_(Rheinland-Pfalz,_Germany)&oldid=106434.




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