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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Herzlake

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Herzlake - St Nikolaus Parish

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The map 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 or click on location with http://www.vukv.weser-ems.de/stadtplan/stadtplan.htm.

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

Gross Dohren
Klein Dohren

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St Nikolaus Church


Herzlake first appeard in documentation in 890 as Hirutloge. The 13 century church remains a part of the present-day church which was greatly enlarged in 1966-68. The New-gothic west tower dates from 1870. Parish records for baptisms, marriages and deaths for Herzlake exist from 1708.

Dohren was part of the parish of Herzlake throughout the 19th century but since 1910 has its own parish, St Bernardus. Another village which was in Herzlake parish and now has a church of its own is Westrum  with St Antonius von Padua church dating from 1896.

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

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Links pertaining to Kirchspiel Herzlake

  • Some photos in and around Herzlake, includes map and aereal view of town
  • Dr. Stefan Remme' website Zur Geschichte von Dohren im Emsland
    (http://www.ewetel.net/~stefan.remme) contains interesting information (in
    German) about Klein and Gross Dohren, both villages in Herzlake parish. Included
    are parish records for baptisms, marriages and burials as well as an emigration
    list and information about farmers and Heuerleute (hired farmers) who lived in
    those two villages.
  • 360 degree panoramic view from center of village, available for Herzlake

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