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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Werlte

  
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Werlte - St. Sixtus 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 St. Sixtus church was taken from website http://www.werlte.de/186.htm

Kirchspiel (parish) Werlte in the 19th century included the following villages or small towns:
Bockholte
Harrenstaette
Hueven
Huevenermuehle
Lahn
Neuvrees
Ostenwalde
Vrees
Wehm
Werlte
Wieste
 

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St. Sixtus

Werlte was referred to in 11th century Corveyer documents as Werelidde and belonged to the parish of Soegel but was an independent parish by the early 12th century. The village of Vrees, known as Weres in 947, belonged to Werlte throughout most of the 19th century but had its own chapel and became a parish in 1871. Its parish church St Nikolaus was built in 1893-94. The village of Lahn belonged to the parish of Werlte throughout the 19th century. Their church of St Martin was built in 1850 but its parish records don't begin until 1892-1911. The village of Hueven belonged to Werlte throughout the 19th century but now has it's own parish, St  Bonifatius, with a church bilt in 1935. The village has a long history dating back to 919 when it, as Huvenni was a part of the parish of Bokeloh. In 1350 it belonged to Soegel and in 1442 to Werlte. A chapel was erectred in 1856/57 on the site of the present-day church. Harrenststaette and Hueven were separated from Werlte in 1910. Parish records for Werlte, baptism, marriage and death, exist from the 1670s.

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

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