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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Heede

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Heede - St. Petrus in Ketten Parish

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This map of Kirchspiel Heede notes the location of villages that made up Heede 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 pparish church is from the book Landschaften im Emsland; Papenburg; mit Aschendorf, Doerpen, Lathen, Rhede, p. 56

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

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St. Petrus in Ketten
(St Peter in Chains)

A chapel was built in Heithe by 1177 and Heyde was referred to as a parish in 1296 but may have remained in some way a part of the larger parish of Aschendorf. A new parish church in Heede, Maria-Koenigin des Weltalls was built in 1976/77 but the old church, St Petrus in Ketten dates from very much earlier that that, having been built in 1484. Parish records  exist from 1715 for baptisms and from 1720 for marriages and deaths.

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

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