Wollmann, Jakob (d. 1734)
Jakob Wollmann, an elder of the Hutterian Brethren, was chosen in 1724 as successor of Matthias Helm and confirmed by him as the chief leader of the Hutterite congregations in Hungary at the age of only 31. Under his leadership the brotherhood was exposed to great oppressions by the renewed effort to Catholicize them. The elders and preachers yielded under government compulsion in 1733 to having their children baptized by Catholic priests, although the children were later usually baptized once more by their own elders. Wollmann died in 1734, and was succeeded by Georg Frank.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 562.
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