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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Rhede

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Rhede - St. Nikolaus Parish

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This map of Kirchspiel Rhede notes the location of villages that made up Rhede 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 church is from the book Das Emsland im Bild by Joachim Berke, p. 49

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

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St. Nikolaus (the old church)


Rhede was referred to as Hretha in a document dating from 822-836. The parish of Reyde was established in 1296 and the old St Nikolaus church was built in 1470. This building has since been replaced as the parish church by a new building dating from the early 20th century. The old church was restored in 1960 and is now a memorial for those who died in war in the former Kreise Aschendorf-Huemmling. St Nikolaus Parish baptism and marriage records exist from 1655 but with gaps. The parish death records begin in 1700.

Brual also has a long history and was referred to as Bruale in 1483. Neurhede was founded as a moor-colony in 1788. Neurhede and Brual both belonged to the parish of Rhede throughout the 19th century but each of these locations has had its own parish church since the early in the 20th century.

All information about this parish was taken from the Handbuch des Bistums Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches Generalvikariat Osnabrueck.

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