This map of Kirchspiel Haren notes the location of villages that
made up Haren 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.
|Kirchspiel (parish) Haren in the 19th century contained the following
villages or small towns:
No photo has been placed here of the old parish
church in Haren because all photos of St Martinus found on the internet were of the new
church built 1908-11.
|Haren, as Harun, dates back to the 11th
and 12th centuries when the Burg Haren was bought by Bishop Friedrich I of Muenster. An
economic center developed around the burg and church located on the Ems River which, with
good water level, could be navigated to that point. The old church, which was used up
until the end of the last century, was probably built in the 13th century and enlarged
around 1490. St Martinus in Haren is known to have existed as a parish from at least 1379.
Baptism, marriage and burial records for St Martinus exist from 1869/70 but all books have
The Burg of Landegge and a chapel nearby have existed since the 12th
century. Landegge belonged to the parish of Haren although originally it may may have
belonged to the parish of Wesuwe. The village of Emmeln was referred to in a document in
1160 as Eimblem then in 1427/28 as Emelen in the parish of Haren. The
chapel of St Laurentius was completely restored in 1960 and since 1967 Emmeln has had a
parish of its own, St Josef.
All information about this parish was taken from the Handbuch des Bistums
Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches
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