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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Klein Berssen

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Klein Berssen - Herz Jesu 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.

The image of Herz Jesu church was taken from website http://www.erholungsgebiet-huemmling.de/

Kirchspiel (parish) Klein Berssen in the 19th century included the following villages or small towns:
Gross Berssen
Klein Berssen

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Herz Jesu


A parish in Klein Berssen was founded in the 12th or 13the century but Klein Berssen existed as a place before that time. As early as 919 Klein and Gross Berssen, known as Bernsiun and had connections to Bokeloh. The present-day church in Klein Berssen was built in 1897 but the oldest part of the previous church is believed to date back to 1218. The patron saint of the parish is St John the Baptist. Baptism, marriage and death records for the parish exist from 1764 with gaps in the death book from 1812-14.

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

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