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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Lorup

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Lorup - Mari Himmelfahrt 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 the Lorup parish church was taken from website http://www.erholungsgebiet-huemmling.de/

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

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Mari Himmelfahrt


Lorup (Ladorpp), as a place, existed already in the 11th century at which time it was part of the parish of Werlte. By 1614 it had gained some independence and was a daughter-parish of Werlte but was still served by the priest of the mother-parish. By 1651 it was an independent parish. The present church Mariae Himmelfahrt (Assumption) was built in 1834/35. Parish records of baptisms, marriages and deaths for Mariae Himmelfahrt in Lorup exist from 1700 with a gap in the period 1813-14.

The villages of Esterwegen and Bockhorst belonged to the parish of Lorup throughout the 19th century. It was in the beginning of the 20th century that Esterwegen became an independent parish although parish records are availabel from 1808. Its church, St Johannes der Taeufer (St John the Baptist), was built in 1896/97. Bockhorst became a part of the parish in Esterwegen but is now joined with Neuburlage (Ostfriesland) as an independent parish, with its church, Maria von der Immerwaehrenden Hilfe (Mother of Perpetual Help), built in 1970.

In the list/index of registered emigrants from Kirchspiel Lorup in the Staatsarchiv in Osnabrueck, it appears that the primary destination for persons from this parish was Cincinnati, OH and the neighboring town of Covington, KY. St Louis, MO also appeared regularly as a destination and less frequently were listed Louisville, KY, Fort Wayne, IN and Vincennes, IN.

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

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