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Wobbermin (Obromino), Kreis Pyritz, Pommern

Wobbermin (Obromino) is a village that was formerly a manorial farm. The Dukes of Pommern created this estate in the 13th century (see below). It was also the residence of the Christian Friedrich Remus and Regine Rudiger family. They were married in Briesen and she grew up in Lettnin. Here are the children of that family:

i. JUSTINE WILHELMINE2 REMUS, b. 05 Sep 1865, probably Wobbermin, Pyritz, Pommern; d. 22 Sep 1866, Wobbermin, Pyritz, Pommern.

ii. CHRISTINE WILHELMINE REMUS, b. 10 Apr 1867, Wobbermin, Pyritz, Pommern.

iii. JOHAN FRIEDRICH WILHELM REMUS, b. 15 Apr 1869, Wobbermin, Pyritz, Pommern.

iv. CARL FRIEDRICH AUGUST REMUS, b. 02 May 1871, Wobbermin, Pyritz, Pommern.

 

Here are pictures of the manorial farm barns and the manor house.

Above is a picture of the barns that show how they were constructed.

It had 15th century church which was initially Catholic, became Lutheran in the 16th century, and returned to being a Catholic Church following the Second World War. The structure of the building had major repairs in the 16th century and appears to have some post war renovations. Here I luckily got to go inside.

Such estates were created by the Dukes of Pommern in the 13th century. Some estates remained the property of the Dukes (royal villages), some were granted to the nobility (largely German and Slavic Knights) that supported the Duke (noble villages), and some were granted to the church. The church held villages might contain a monastery or might be a manorial farm controlled by a church official like a bishop whose management was contracted out.

In the 15th century, the village owners throughout Kreis Pyritz seemed to compete with each other in building beautiful Pommern style churches for their manorial farms. They largely controlled the church, its records and the clergy for the church. Around 1820, the Prussian government required the churches to keep duplicate church books and provide them to the Prussian government. These are the church books they Mormons have microfilmed. In the late 1870ís civil records were also required and many are also available from the Mormons.

 

Click here to go to other villages.

 

Please send any queries to Bill Remus at

Remus@hawaii.edu

August 5, 2010