History of the Silesian family of the Counts uradligen Posadowsky-Wehner

The sex is part of the Silesian nobility Posadowsky and has its home in the right upper shore between Oels, Bernstadt and Brieg. It is descended from the ancient race of Habdancks, whose coat of arms, they also lead – a reliable feature of Community origin. It differs from, for example, in the colors.

The arms of the Counts Posadowsky-Wehner, Baron Postelwitz, which consists of the union of the arms of the counts in those of Wehner and Posadowsky years 1784 is created, was in 1888 from the Royal Press. Herald's Office shared properly heraldic, as it is depicted in the arms of the Count's family album; the arrows are golden, I heart shield and helmet, II. Counts IV and comes from the Posadowskyschen, III the main shield and helmet emblem of Wehner.

The Habdancks Own XIII. Century, a powerful and prestigious race of Silesia. 1319 Wroclaw is the canon Vitus Habdanck elected as the first German bishop of the Diocese of Breslau; he died 1326, eight days after his confirmation by the pope made. 1368 John sold his son Nicholas and Habdanck, The Castle- or Mr. Mill to Prausnitz at the Duke Conrad I.

From the family of the Habdanck (Slavic Abdanck) derived from the many families originated, is also the sex of Jenkwitz (Jankwitz) from. From the middle of the XIV. Century we find the Jenkwitz in Brieg and Breslau in positions as councilors and Canonici; to a special viewing of the Wroclaw branch arrived in the time of 1350 to 1696, including the city of Captain Nicholas Jenkwitz, the 1530 MP for the city of Wroclaw was.

Already 1523 Breslau had the councilors of Ambrose and Nicholas Jenkwitz, in community with others and the reformer John Hess as a preacher at the church called Mary Magdalene. In the same year, Frederick II, Duke of Liegnitz and Brieg, for his part also in the new doctrine, also in the neighboring principality of the Reformation progressed Oels. In particular, it was the nobility and the cities, which is known to Luther. In Postelwitz the headquarters, was the parish church at 1538, in Constadt even to 1530 Evangelical become.

Nicolaus von d Posadowsky. Elder, nachheriger Council and owner of Schoenfeld, studied 1588 at the University of Wittenberg. Hans Adam von Posadowsky, Baron Postelwitz, the last Protestant governor of the principality of Brieg, represented by the death of the last Piast George William, the Emperor in Vienna as an envoy of the rights of ev. Prince, Cities and states. 1597 Nicholas is already known as a prince Posadowsky Ziębice shear and chamberlain to Postelwitz. 1603 He is a Duke of Caroli II. Monster Mountain and Oels Council shall designate. At the time he married Margaret of Gregersdorff, whose mother was a close eye on. 1604 he appears as owner of Eisenberg. Here he has to 1619 his residence. At the 24. June 1622 he married his second wife Anna Maria of Gfug (*24.6.1607) a daughter of David and Coat of Gfug Dorff and Eva von Stosch and Siegrodt. 1638 Nicholas is from his official Hans Körber dangerously wounded on the open road, He died on 1. January 1640. Came from two marriages in total 10 Children. Lord of the trunk line Posadowsky Wehner was Count Carl-Friedrich Emil (1761-1840)

From this line was known Dr. about. Arthur Adolf Graf von Posadowsky-Wehner, Baron Postelwitz (*3.6.1845 +23.10.1932) Jüngster Sohn des Oberlandesgerichtsrats Adolf Eduard (1799-1848) Juliane Amalie and Wilhelmine von Ploetz Adolphine (1811-1880) See genealogical table XIV. He first attended prep school in Legnica and was foreshadowed in the neighboring Panthenau in the house of evangelical preacher for the school. From Easter 1858 ERDAS attended high school in Great-Glogau, where he 1864 das Abitur ablegte. Graf Arthur wandte sich danach dem Studium der Rechts- and management sciences; in summer 1864 He studied in Berlin, Michaelis 1864- Easter 1866 in Heidelberg, of Easter 1866 by summer 1867 Wroclaw, where he died on 3. July of that year as the exam “Juris Doctor utriusque” took off. At the 24. September 1867 He was hired as appellate court in Wroclaw Auscultator. At the 3. January 1871 He married in Wroclaw with the Berlin-born Emma Elise Adolfine by Möller, the second daughter of the late Dr to Wroclaw. Gustav Möller.

Professionally, he led the corporate ladder to Berlin, because Kaiser Wilhelm II. called him at 1.9.1893 the Secretary of the Treasury and went on 1.7.1897 Vice-Chancellor and the Prussian minister of state without portfolio on. During his official career has been the law for the regulation of commercial 1. June 1901 adopt and he led the Sun- and a quiet holiday, prohibition of child labor 13 Years, and he improved the working- and Disability Insurance. Wehner Posadowsky-developed welfare state that steadily, supported by the SPD. In the election for president on 11.2.1919 However, he defeated as a candidate. Numerous honors have been bestowed him: “Honorary Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Knight of the Black Eagle Order, Honorary Chairman of the Board and the Samaritan of the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg”.

His marriage to Elise by Möller come the following children:

1. Hans Adam Nicolaus (IX) *9.5.1872 in Welna
2. Helene Elisabeth (Liska) *9.5.1872 in Welna
3. Gustav Adolph *23.2.1874 in Wongrowitz * ebd. 13.3.1874
4. Martha Helene (Litta) *16.9.1875 in Wongrowitz

Messages about sex from the Wroclaw patrician Wehner

The family was from Saxony, after Sinapius from the Meissner area and it is also in the patent of nobility (23.9.1706) Andreas Wehner (*21.1.1663) given. Andreas earned on those 12.4.1706 Rittersitze Centawa-day Blottnitz (Błotnica Strzelecka) Large-Pluschnitz (Płużnica United) Franz Wilhelm von Larisch for 36.000 Guilder. 1720 to 1739 Andreas was alderman of the city of Wroclaw. Andreas von Wehner was soon in possession of those goods, which were later united under his possession to a successor Fideikommiss. 1740 He was alderman in Wroclaw, but died soon afterwards at 25.6.1741.

Leaving behind six children, Carl Andreas von Wehner:

1. Carl Friedrich, Born in December 1706 (Stifter of Majorates Centawa-Blottnitz)
2. Louisa Charlotte *2.9.1708 +October 1762 Wroclaw
3. Carl Moritz *1712, Owners of Sponsberg + 7.11.1748
4. Carl Magnus *1716 (because of mental illness on 15.2.1750 placed under guardianship) died on 7.6.1768
5. Eleanor Christiana, married 1735 with the councilor Johann Gottlieb von Bressler *6.1.1705
6. Johanna Friederike, whose life nothing is known about

By Amalie granddaughter of Wehner, Born in October 1741 the families got together and Wehner Posadowsky. Amalie married on 2. 2. 1761 the Preuss. Marshal Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Posadowsky, Baron Postelwitz on toast. She died in September 1776


Arthur von Posadowsky-Wehner: History of the Silesian family of the Counts uradligen Posadowsky-Wehner Baron Postelwitz : together with an appendix containing messages about sex from the Wroclaw patrician Wehner, Breslau: Nischkowsy, 1891 (with many family trees)

Other literature:

Christian Wilhelm Sigismund von Posadowski, Baron Postelwitz, In: Soldierly leadership Bd 2, S. 119
Karl Friedrich Freiherr von Count Posadowsky Postelwitz, In: Soldierly leadership Bd 1, S. 234-235
Jenkwitz I and II, In: Pusch, Oscar: The Council Breslauer- city ​​and gender, Bd 2, S. 304-324

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