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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Boerger

  
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Boerger - St. Jodocus Parish

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

The image of the church is from the book Landschaften im Emsland; Der Huemmling mit Soegel, Werlte und Nordhuemmling, p. 115

Kirchspiel (parish) Boerger in the 19th century contained the following villages or small towns:
Boerger
Boergermuehle
Boergermoor
Boergerwald
Breddenberg
Dosfeld
Neuboerger
Nordkamp
 

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St. Jodocus

 

Several of the villages which belonged to Kirchspiel Boerger in the 19th century now have their own parish churches. Neuboerger and Breddenberg were both founded in 1788 as a moor colonies. They belonged to the parish in Boerger throughout the 19th century but are now independent parishes. Herz Jesu church was built in Neuboerger in 1885-87 and St Michael church was built in Breddenberg in 1823-24. Boergermoor and Boergerwald were not settled until the late 1870s and early 1880s, which was toward the end of the period of greatest emigration from Germany to America. These villages belonged to the parish in Boerger for a while but but now each has its own church, St. Johannes der Taeufer (St John the Baptist) in Boergermoor and St Joseph in Boergerwald, both built 1911-13.

Most information taken from Handbuch des Bistums Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches Generalvikariat Osnabrueck.

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