Schumacher, Hans (d. 1539)

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Hans Schumacher of Wynstägen (erroneously called Wünistern by van Braght), Safenwyl, in the Swiss canton of Aargau, an Anabaptist martyr who was executed in Bern on 3 June 1539. After his execution his family and relatives fled to the canton of Basel. Kaspar Schuhmacher of Safenwyl, who was an Anabaptist preacher in Basel early in the 17th century, no doubt belonged to this family.


Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1139. Available online at:

Heiz, J. Täufer im Aargau. Aarau, 1902: 158.

Author(s) Elizabeth Horsch Bender
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 484. All rights reserved.

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