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Emsland Parishes

Kirchspiel Wesuwe

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Wesuwe - St. Clemens Parish

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The map notes the location of villages that made up Wesuwe 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 parish church of Wesuwe was taken from   the website Kirchengemeinde St Clemens Wesuwe


The church in Wesuwe is known to have existed from at least 1325 but may have existed since the 12th century. The parish church of St. Clements was enlarged in 1892/93 but retains a wall and tower from the earlier church built in 1509. St Clemens parish records of baptisms, marriages and deaths exist from1626/27 but contain numerous gaps.

Ruetenbrock, Lindloh and Schwartenberg were part of Wesuwe parish until 1809 when they were separated into the parish in Ruetenbrock. In 1846 Altenberge was also made part of Ruetenbrock parish.

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

Altenberge*  (*1810-1846)

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St Clemens Church

Altharen, which originally belonged to Haren parish in the 14th-16th century, later became part of Wesuwe parish and was part of that parish in the 19th century. The village has had a chuch since 1948 and became a separate parish in 1977. In the 20th century Erika, Fehndorf, Hebelermeer, Huentel and Versen were attached to other parishes.

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

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