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Images of life and death of the old citizens Ilfelder

It would be interesting for researchers to pursue, which have funerals in the church and the convent of the spots Ilfelds place. Gives little information on this, it is the oldest church book and I would like to remind Ilfelds and simultaneously hold with little snapshots that will connect us forever Ilfeld - it is the Love already passed away. In the sheltered location of the monastery, the monks built in 1223 The monastery church of St. Mary for the "Sojourners" the monastery. Outside the walls Abbot Frommhold (Vromoldus) the Holy St. George dedicated Fleckenskirche edify. You should at St. Georg days 1257 been inaugurated its. (Those: Manfred Bornemann in Ilfeld 1940-1950, Hamburg 1984)

Alter Friedhofsteil
In Gedenken an die im Krieg Verstorbenen

In the spot Church:

22.1.1699 Basil is the pastor Georg Brinkmann's marriage sweetheart was buried near the altar.
1738 Prorektor Johann Martin Riedel
1739 Sophia Schmidt Friederica, give. Lodemann
1743 the 1 Month-old son of the bailiff Grey Hair
1744 a son of the last bailiff
1750 Detlev Ernst Lodemann, 1 Years old and died of smallpox
1751 The wife of the pastor Loden man, Behind the altar, 5/4 Year later 2. Woman

Melitta Krömer, geb. Liesegang

Monastery Church:

1745 Maria Christiana Kranewitter, Wife of the rector at the local Pädagogium in 45. Year
1747 Friedrich Christian von Reiche, Government secretary in Stade, Brother of the administrator pin Ilfeld1748 Rector Kranewitter in the vault beneath the organ

1753 Ms. Stuss, give. Jacobs, the Dean Spouse, 23 Years old daughter of the mayor and Hofmedicus in Gotha
1757 August Friedrich Wilhelm Duve, Alumnus at the local Pädagogium, the Secret Chancellery-Sekretarii in Hanover son, died on 22.2.1757, 18 Years old
1763 Mr Johann Joachim Schmid, Rector of the local Pädagogiums, died on 8.4.1763, 61 1/2 Years old


In the church book then follows the annotation of the Superintendent Roitzsch: “Since my being here, So since 1764 Mr. Rich is out of (1770) No one was more buried in this church.

Of 1764 all funerals have on the “old cemetery” took place at the old church and the same have so filled, that of 1778 from the “new cemetery” (the current before Obertor) was put into use on the 4 Burials took place earlier, including that of Superintendent Took Acher 1768″.


1791 is an extension of “new cemetery” mentioned, after which he for funerals 30 years was set up. The beginning was made in the southwestern corner. If we want to look for graves, where the dead seem to rest so sure – in the two churches, They are, together with the churches themselves disappeared!

What a poignant reminder, this is now, if we walk through the squares, Where once the ancestors were buried and we remember: No one is the master of his way, and no man has the power to determine the course of his steps” (Jeremiah 10,23)


Aerial view of the cemetery Ilfelder

Exceptional circumstances of death

At the 18. April 1644 is Michael von Salza was shot by the Imperialists, and succumbed to the gunshot wound.

At the 14.7.1664 ist Barthold Rabe, Förster-been of the local monastery of several persons, the order on him in the evening 21:00 Clock not far from Untertor ambushed, treacherously slain.

Special celebrity has won the following case. Year 1771 Joseph Kolniker a strange man from Passau, Roman Catholic religion was a huge multi-eater, the saturate his stomach by ordinary merit and could not therefore moved to Germany and everywhere around was eating his art for money. He inherited this enormous voracity of his parents and in common with his other siblings, as for his mother is said to have eaten her own child in cravings. He had to cater for young people accustomed to his stomach because of stones in addition to the regular food. He was able and some 20 to 30 Pounds of meat and bread to eat in a few hours and still beside a bowl full of small stones the size of a bird- to swallow or pigeon's egg.

As an imperial soldier had to say goodbye to him and then he was a long time in Dresden, died in the minister Count Brühl, der seine Fresskunst sehr unterhaltsam fand – before he came with his wife to Ilfeld. He died quietly in the inn at 28.4.1771 at an apoplexy. By command of the bailiff's body was on 30.4. in the barn “seciert” and in the evening in silence in a bare coffin without the shroud of 6 Laborers buried specifically in the angle, where the church comes together with the barn on the very place, where the pin was formerly a barn and where no one else was buried. At his death he had just 36 Years.

MA Erdmann Meisler “Lecotor linguae galicae” at the local Pädagogium, Son of George Meisler, Merchant, Municipal judge and chursächs. Customs- and beer tax-gatherer to Christian town in the Lausitz, studied at Wittenberg and then taught there as a Master, had but for an alleged poisoning (while he Apology one, which were found after his death among his things) flee to Livonia. From there he was in April 1778 by Ilfeld. He was on 25. June 1784 found dead in a hallway next to his bedroom, after he had a few days “Manna Tränkchen” It had taken and drank a lot of milk. When the section was made to black his stomach. He probably had his death from toxic sponges, die er aus Irrtum für gute Pilze gehalten hatte. Meisler was 59 Years 11 Months when he died.

As at 4. October 1795 a transport some sick, partly healed one Prussian soldiers were quartered in the field hospital at Fulda here and in the neighborhood to go from here to the resin continues to Magdeburg, died on the night of 5. on 6. Oktober zwei dazugehörige Personen, of which the restlessness of Abmarsches no further message was to be obtained, than that of the one was a Ascherslebischer Reuter and the other consists of an approximately 20 Kilometers situated behind Magdeburg place came with the name Schirrmeister, of women and children had. The commanding officer wanted to transport the corpses without “other circumstances” thrown into the earth would end and was unwilling 3 rc for a few bad coffins to and a little something for the woman's body. This happened at the funeral 7. October 1795 in very Quiet.

External examples that were buried in Ilfeld

Johann Andreas Fatschild from Weimar, Sohn des Speisemeisters im Kloster mit unordentlichem Wandel, because he drank a lot and played. He died suddenly on 1. June 1776 tomorrow morning at 4:00 Clock, just 29 Years old. The funeral took place in silence with warning discontinuation.

Clausius Gardien born 1725 in Lunéville in Lorraine had been in Vienna and Regensburg in secretarial services, and has been 2 Years here as “Reader tongue galicae” It was in October 1776 buried in Ilfeld.

Wilhelm Christian Ernst of Wüllen *24.8.1716 Amtmann hierselbst, Territorial commissioner and first officer of the Royal Chancery of the Consistory and the county was on Hohnstein 15.3.1789 laid to rest. His career and see the genealogy database.

The family names are still represented in the community now and most can be traced back the following: of 1650 an: Echtermeyer, of 1651 an: Gerlach, Zellmann, Schröter, since 1652: Ohnsorg, Liesegang,


Kulb, from 1654: Reinhard(t), 1655: Köhler and Blessmann, from 1657: Weidemann, since 1660: Kulb, then from 1662: Hiller, from 1654: Pledge, since 1665: Will, Fischer and since 1672: Bornemann, Hoppe, Kaiser, Otto, Turner, Walter, Cook, Paths, Schinke, Wedge, Linden, Schmidt.

After 1700: Bischoff come, Large, Ebeling, Dannenberg, Degenhardt, Autumn, John, Jatho, Keferstein (1780) Lueder, Liebau, Nebelung, Rabach, Rohmeyer, Schemm, Sperber, Kersting, Klapprodt, Stadelmann, Stiez und Varges.

It is desirable, that this old historic cemetery remains hopefully a long time yet.

Those: Unpublished manuscript on the occasion of a lecture hall in the hotel for the fir in Ilfeld 14.2.1896 by Reverend W. Zwick

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