Jerome of the East

wappen-von-der-ostenJerome of the East was 1612 was born on Ahrenshagen. After being educated at home, The father sent him Reimar Wedige of the east together with a tutor at the University of Wittenberg, and only later to Leipzig, Jena and Groningen.

After studying Jerome traveled extensively throughout the Netherlands and the Spanish provinces and armies, was in sieges and military campaigns while. His father called him back, because he did not want, that he still remained longer at war.

For this purpose, he should come to Darmstadt with Landgrave Frederick of Hesse, the brother of the reigning lord, to take a trip to France after, but Jerome was too late and the Landgrave was gone. He remained for some time in Frankfurt, Then he went to Marburg, where he came up to the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann.

When he undertook a trip to Ostfriesland, where it was also host to at Delmenhorst, Count Christian, He joined 1635 In this as in advice and services Gentleman, to go with him when traveling. At the 10.10.1638 when he was a Gentleman, He married Maria Sibylle von Bulow, Counts of Oldenburg at the time maid from the house Gudow. The wedding took place at Schloss Delmenhorst, in the presence of many noble princes.

1641 He moved to France and Italy, and learned there Frendsprachen. Upon his return he was transferred from the Count Christian Ratsbestallung and the management of court. After the death of the Earl, he was the Council of Count Anton Günther and Drost to Oldenburg.

His marriage lasted 21 Years and he was the father of Total 4 Sons and 7 Daughters. Jerome was a charitable man, and he bequeathed to the poor- and guest house in Delmenhorst, a legacy, which the interest has been paid for several years. The school and church he reflected.

Just before Easter, he wanted to do with the count's permission to own a trip to the affairs of Brandenburg Makrgrafen. He went on 27.5. to this. The Margrave had before Nienburg in its fleet, and received there, Jerome. On the morning of 29.5. here he was found dead on his bed. He was in the evening was still fresh and healthy. Find detailed information in its database.


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History of the Polish branch of the family of the Osten-Sacken, Edited by Michael V. d. Osten-Sacken, starting with an introduction, the coat of arms (see large coat of arms) the Regesten, dem Stammbaum ab Wedige ab Osta (1524-1594) married 1. Anna von Massow, 2. Sophie von Flemming Böck.

History and pedigree, see: Materials for noble history Oeselschen

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