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Jacob Rusterholtz

Birthplace: Hirzel, Horgen District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Death: 1630 (46-47)
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Jacob Rusterholz and Anna Rusterholtz
Husband of Susannah Worster Rusterholtz
Father of Elisabeth Bruppacher
Brother of Heinrich Rusterholtz; Werny Rusterholtz and Susanna Rusterholtz

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About Jacob Rusterholtz

Rusterholz Family Richard W. Davis
Jacob Rusterholz, b. c1583. He was listed as an Anabaptist of Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland in 1633, age 50 with his wife Susanna Vorster, age 43 and children Elsbeth, Maria and Elisabeth. He married Susanna Vorster at Mettlen, Hirzel in 1633.

He was an aged Anabaptist and was taken to jail in 1637 with Peter Bruppacher and Hans Landis for 16 weeks. He spent two years in prison and was exiled with his wife. He had two daughters who attended the state church who wanted to visit him in jail. His two daughters (who attended the state church) sold his farm in 1640 and kept the money.

1. Elsbeth Rusterholz, b. 1613, Hirzel. She was age 20 in 1633. 2. Maria Rusterholtz, b. 1619, Hirzel. She was age 14 in 1633. 3. Elisabeth Rusterholz, b. 1620, Hirzel. She was age 13 in 1633. She married on 2 May 1648 at Wädenswil, Heinrich Brubacher (b. 1627), son of Peter Brubacher, the Anabaptist. They were Anabaptists and lived in Alsace after 1648 and then Ibersheim, Hesse, Germany by 1661. She had two children living in 1661.

Imprisoned May 1637 Martyrs Mirror p. 1110

In the year 1637, in the month of May three brethren, the names of two of whom are Jacob Rusterholtz and Peter Brubach, were summoned to a certain place and kept prisoners, by the high bailiff of Wadischwyl. There was also imprisoned at this time, Hans Landis the second, a confirmed minister of the church in Horgerberg; as also his daughter, Margaret Landis, who remained imprisoned about sixty weeks in Othenbach. In the meantime the authorities sold their property, realizing seven thousand guilders from it, which they kept for themselves.

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Hirzel, Horgen District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland
Age 47
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany