The Engelbrecht family in Ilsenburg

engelbrecht-siegel-1For centuries, the name Engelbrecht closely linked with the history Ilsenburg. Peter Engelbrecht was black Burgi Counts shear Office Schösser to Sondershausen, Blades and Straußberg. His son was, it was christened the family tradition and in the name of Peter.

The same came as a copyist early in the count's firm to Stolberg and then the first commercial brass to Ilsenburg from where he 1550 until his death in 1598 lived and worked. He climbed on to the former holders of tenancy Ilse TPF hut trade Heinrich Cramer von Clausbruch and Caspar Schellhammer factor for iron. To his wealth, he was by trade in food, Fishing, Speck, Cheese, Butter, Cattle, Pigs, Cloth, and more passes. He sold to local residents, The monastery and the steelworkers.

The Ilse TPF smelters were 16. Century so handsome and contained so many workshops, than anywhere else in Germany at that time. Even after damaligem monetary value to their successful debt was a capital of at least 60.000 Guilder. Against 3000 Zentner brass goods could be produced annually. Peter Engelbrecht had many make purchase- and merchants in Lübeck, Hamburg, Brunswick, Magdeburg, Leipzig etc. a large customer base.

In 1577 took control of the brass Stolberg- and iron trade itself and Engelbrecht kept as iron factor in their service, why then since 1. More 1580 the important, but under the circumstances difficult duties of a monastery manager came, he at first 6 Year transferred, But until then renewed shortly before his death again and again received.

The adverse circumstances of the time, particularly the lack of money the government, aggravated finally successful leadership and management of the monastery in 1597 Graf Ernst Wolf saw themselves compelled, Peter Engelbrecht administration, that this had led to his own profit or loss, to relieve and to transfer the same to another. Since this hurt the long-standing and loyal servant, to him, the Count wrote on 13. July 1597, he may not even be understood as this measure, as if he should be devoted to him with some disgrace, Rather, he wanted him to be and remain always with grace and weighed, he saw himself forced to only, order to maintain themselves in the justice of the monastery and to prevent, that no one liked to put into the monastery. Peter Engelbrecht died embittered and since about 1594 physically and mentally paralyzed in 1598.

engelbrecht-siegel-2The illustrated Engelbrecht's seal of interest. The older of Peter Engelbrecht found to reaffirm an important document, the reverse of 1. More 1580 pressed, committed through which the factor for the adoption of the monastic administration. The seal shows the hergebrachte house or family sign of Engelbrechts, a private label of not unusual shape in a shield. With an allusion to the name we see an angel with outstretched wings behind the shield mounted upright or floating. On both sides of the angel are the names of letters “IN”.

The learned son continued the decorating accessories as redendes crest image in the shape of a head angel with outstretched wings swept up in the bottom half of the shield, while repeatedly over the helmets provided with blankets to set the open flight of the angel. With this seal are different writings from the years 1597 to 1599 been closed.

The Engelbrecht family was later knighted by the name of Engelbrechten and among the offspring, there are a large number of officials, Chancellors, Councilors, Legal scholars and the Appellationsrat Arnold Engelbrecht. Finally follows a genealogical Quick Facts, more on this, as always in the database.



Journal of the Association for resin History and Archaeology YOB. 9 (Supplement) 1877 Page 29-31


Urkundenbuch the monastery situated in the county of Wernigerode Ilsenburg, published by the historical associations of the province; Band 6, von Eduard Jacobs, Second half: Records of the year 1003-1460, Hall 1875

Urkundenbuch the monastery situated in the county of Wernigerode Ilsenburg, published by the historical associations of the province; Band 6, von Eduard Jacobs, First half: Records of the year 1461-1597, Hall 1877

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