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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Doerpen

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Dörpen - St. Vitus Parish

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This map of Kirchspiel Doerpen notes the location of villages that made up Doerpen parish in the 19th century.
For a current detailed map of this area search on any of the villages mentioned with  MapQuest or click on location with http://www.vukv.weser-ems.de/stadtplan/stadtplan.htm.

The image (at right) of the church is from the website http://www.doerpen.de/index1.html (under Wohnen in Doerpen.)

Kirchspiel (parish) Doerpen in the 19th century contained the following villages or small towns:

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St. Vitus

Doerpen, as a location, was known as Dorbun/Dorpun on 11th century Closter Corvey documents and at that time belonged to the parish of Steinbild. A chapel was built in Doerpen in the 1500s and the village became a parish by at least the early-to-mid 17th century. The present-day St. Vitus church was built 1794-98. Parish baptism and marriage records for Doerpen exist from the 1650s and death records from 1672.

This information about Doerpen was taken from the Handbuch des Bistums Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches Generalvikariat Osnabrueck.

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