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Kirchspiel Gross Hesepe

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Gross Hesepe - St. Nikolaus Parish

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The map notes the location of villages that made up Gross Hesepe 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/

The image of the parish church of Gross Hesepe was taken from the cover of the book 800 Jahre St Nikolaus-Kirche, Gross Hesepe, published by the parish in 1989.

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

Gross Hesepe
Klein Hesepe
Rull bei Dalum


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St Nikolaus Church


Hesepe was referred to as Hasba and Hasbe in documents from the 12th and 13th centuries. Originally the parish was part of Meppen but was referred to as a Kirchspiel (parish) in 1365. Part of the original church was kept in renovations which enlarged the church in the 16th century and again in the 20th century. Parish records for baptisms exist from 1612 (the earliest in the diocese) with gaps 1614-16 and 1628-46. Marriage records start in 1617 with gaps 1625-46 and 1712-27. Death records begin 1621 with gaps 1631-47.

Hesepertwist was part of the parish of Gross Hesepe until 1820 when it became part of the parish of Twist. Schwartenpohl, also part of Gross Hesepe parish in the 19th century, was transferred to the parish of Wietmarschen in 1912.

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

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