Steiner, Georg (16th century)
Georg Steiner (also called Goldschmidt, that is, Goldsmith), a goldsmith of Salzburg, in whose house the local Anabaptists met in 1527. Hans Hut preached here several days and baptized Steiner among others, and lived with Steiner for ten days. Steiner became the treasurer of the congregation. Later Steiner was seized by the authorities of Salzburg. He recanted and was therefore put to death by beheading. His 16-year-old daughter, however, remained steadfast and died as a martyr by drowning.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 184.
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Meyer, Chr. "Zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer in Oberschwaben." Zeitschriftt des Historischen Vereins für Schwaben und Neuburg I (1874): 247 f.
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Hege, Christian. "Steiner, Georg (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 15 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steiner,_Georg_(16th_century)&oldid=145781.
Hege, Christian. (1959). Steiner, Georg (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steiner,_Georg_(16th_century)&oldid=145781.
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