Dorsch, Jörg (16th century)

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Jörg Dorsch, of Wiebelsheim, was an Anabaptist at whose home on 11 June 1528 about 11 Anabaptists of Munich and Augsburg met with a clothnapper from Upper Bavaria who preached to them. When they no longer felt safe there, Dorsch took them to a place of concealment in the Wiebelsheim woods, where they preached for people who came to them from Hohenegg and Windsheim. He was captured in the latter half of 1530 in Creglingen, and declared that he had never heard that the Anabaptists were opposed to government or had their wives in common.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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