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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Aschendorf

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This map of Kirchspiel Aschendorf notes the location of villages that made up Aschendorf parish in the 19th century.
For a current detailed map of this area search on any of the villages mentioned with  MapQuest.

The black and white image of St Amandus church is from the book Staedte und Doerfer im Emsland, p. 119
For a color image of the same church viewed from the other side see the St Amandus Wikipedia page: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/

Kirchspiel (parish) Aschendorf in the 19th century contained the following villages or small towns:
Hofe (by Bokel)
Werde (in Heede municipality)

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St. Amandus

Aschendorf was referred to early documentation (891-1037) as Asikinthorpe. The original parish chuch St Amandus was built in the 13th century with major renovations taking place ca 1500 and again more recently in 1969. Baptism, marriage and death records for St Amandus parish exist from the 1670s but with a few gaps.

Borsum also has a long history, having been referred to as Bursine between 891 and 1037. A chapel was built there in 1515 but the present-day church of St Anna dates from 1819. This place has been attached to Rhede since 1986. Neulehe was founded as a moor-colony in 1788 and belonged to the parish in Aschendorf throughout the 19th century. Lehe also belonged to Kirchspiel Aschendorrf in the 19th century but now has its own parish church, Herz Jesu which was built in 1914. And Tunxdorf and Nenndorf, part of Aschendorf parish throughout the 19th century, now have their own church, Herz-Mariae.

All information was taken fromthe Handbuch des Bistums Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches Generalvikariat Osnabrueck.

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