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Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland


Tree: Veenkoloniale voorouders
Notes: Versmold is a town in Gütersloh District in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located some 30 km west of Bielefeld.
In the past it was known in Holland as Vasmer.
Belonging to Westphalia, Versmold formed the western most town of the historical county of Ravensberg with its capital Bielefeld. Since 1614 the county belonged to Brandenburg and later to Prussia. Within the the predominant Catholic Westphalia, the county of Ravensberg is Protestant. In 1719 the King of Prussia granted city rights in order to raise more taxes. In the 19th century the county was poor and subsistence oriented. Only a linen production is worthy to note. During the harvest season many people sought for an additional income in Holland. During the 1850s and 1860s the city saw an extensive emigration to America, due to the weak economic situation. After 1871 when the newly united Germany built up a navy, the linen-industry became prosperous by providing sailing canvases. Most notably engaged in the linen-industry was the family Delius, with dependances in Berlin and Hamburg. Since the WWII the city flourished mainly due to its meat-processing factories, which had grown out of the rural art of sausage-making. Its population is nowadays about 20.000 inhabitants.
As in many small German towns part of its modern history had become a visible expression within the cityscape. A small unimposing stone cross from the 11th c. in the middle of a traffic circle had been once the sign for a rural medieval court. A bronze medaillon of Otto von Bismarck and bronze bust of the German emperor Wilhelm I are signs of the patriotism and the Bismarck-cult in the 1880s. They are in the city's park. The bust of Wilhelm I is since more than 20 years much damaged by vandalism and hard to find hidden behind bushes. The medaillon however is attached to a stone block leisurely placed at one of the walkways. The fallen WWI soldiers from the municipality of Vermold are remembered on a monument in front of the Protestant church, a column crowned by an eagle. The victims of WW II, without giving their names, found a place of memory in a small park behind the townhall in the form of bronze crosses and a bronze flambeaux in the style of the fifties. In the middle of the town, very prominent, right in front of the town hall a memorial of the former Jewish population was set up in the late nineties naming the local victims of the Holocaust. Most prominent among them figures the family Spiegel. The new blossoming of the town after WWII is visualized by a bronze statue of a worker with a pig passing under his legs, and holding a stick with six sausages hanging from it. It stands across the Protestant church on a modern (80s) Italian style 'piazza'. This statue is locally known as "Schweinebrunnen" (pig's fountain)"


City/Town : Latitude: 52.0419330963389, Longitude: 8.155374526977539


Matches 1 to 19 of 19

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 Beenes, Hendrik  Yes, date unknownVersmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I355901 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
2 Dammer, Hindrik Hindriks  1759Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I112633 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
3 Dammer, Hindrik Jans  1726Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I220321 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
4 Dammer, Pieter Hindriks  1753Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I72798 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
5 Harms, Jurjen  Abt 1675Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I173773 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
6 Haverkamp, Johan Hindrik  26 Jan 1782Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I617743 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
7 Jans, Philippus  Abt 1685Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I173768 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
8 Jans, Philipus  1730Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I247939 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
9 Joosten, Pieter  Est 1749Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I105214 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
10 Kaspers, Jurjen  Est 1752Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I332392 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
11 Kubbe, Harm Pieters  Abt 1755Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I129375 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
12 Pot, Hindrik Pieters  Cal 1766Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I43598 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
13 Scholte, Hindrik Jurjens  Abt 1750Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I722601 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
14 Spakman, Filippus Koerts  Cal 1781Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I111116 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
15 Strothmann, Philip Wilhelm  1786Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I58863 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
16 Sulman, Willem  1782Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I705408 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
17 Wendelkes, Hindrik  Cal 1767Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I478803 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
18 Witkop, Pieter Koerts  Abt 1695Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I34582 Veenkoloniale voorouders 
19 Woestman, Willem  Abt 1710Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I433479 Veenkoloniale voorouders 


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID   Tree 
1 Strothmann, Philip Wilhelm  14 Apr 1786Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland I58863 Veenkoloniale voorouders 


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 Dammer / NN  1752Versmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland F86826 Veenkoloniale voorouders 



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