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Origin and history of the horse family man Demminer


Known as the Danish history of the Prussian financier Carl Heinrich Schimmelmann, born 1724 Demmin and died at 1782 in Copenhagen, led his family from middle-class family in unimaginable splendor, Wealth and fame. The origins of this family have returned to the cities of Rostock, Bützow, Wismar and Demmin. According to the documentary evidence, the mold man's ancestors to leave year1 1485 trace back.

There was the mayor of the city of Rostock, Joachim Schimmelmann. Three generations of 1531-1625 resident in Bützow. They also appear in the church taxpayer, the 1508-1547 are listed. 1567 is Barthold Schimmelmann called. He is this year of Duke Ulrich of Mecklenburg was appointed director of the Collegiate Church to Bützow. 1581 He is councilor of Bützow, 1597 Mayor. Bartholds Sohn, and Joachim and Hans Schimmelmann be 1600 listed as owner of several houses in Bützow. Joachim moved 1612 to Wismar on.

Was on the University of Rostock, 1601 Barthold Schimmelmann Enter. He was pastor at Herzfeld (Mecklenburg-Schwerin), where he 1650 died. By Nicholas Schimmelmann, who moved from Bützow Rostock, was the sex for more than a century transplanted to this place. With the Rostock Nicolaus starts the documentary complete master set of counts and later baronial line of Schimmelmann. That the family is already 1600 bourgeois affluence and had expressed a sense of family, proves the fact of carrying arms.

It is remarkable, that two different forms of the arms were held. One picture shows the coat of arms helmet jewelry man with mace (Symbol of valor) The other picture shows the coat of arms helmet jewelry on man with mace, In contrast, a tree shield, which is rounded in the crown portion nestable, it sits a sitter. The work, published in Denmark “Danmarks Adels Aarbog” contains the bourgeois, baronial and the Count's crest Schimmelmann.

Nicolaus Schimmelmann (+30.9.1679) was the son of John I. as the Senator and Chairman of Rostock St. Mary is called. His wife Margaret Hoppe, came from a Dutch family. Their son John II. (+1741) was buying- and merchant, and was married to his first wife Auguste Rumpff, the already 1713 died. At the 28.2.1715 he married again in Demmin with Juliana Eleonora Engelbrechten (+1775)

His brother Jacob Dietrich Schimmelmann, born 1684 died in Rostock and on 11.4.1743 Demmin Esther Elizabeth married on Ludendorff 16.2.1708. He was a merchant and alderman in Demmin, called 1733. His wife bore him eight children, two of which were particularly famous, and the ancestors of the ducal and baronial line of the mold's been.

At this point, the later Prime Ernst Heinrich Graf von Schimmelmann (1747-1831) mentioned, which by inserting his helpful for Friedrich Schiller in his troubled times, has acquired an unforgettable place in the history of German poetry. His father, Heinrich Carl (1724-1782) was head of the Danish financial operations after Struensee decapitation. He owned since 1759 the estate in Holstein Ahrensburg, he established economic ties to Denmark and became 1761 in local services. In 1762 he bought Castle Lindenborg at Aalborg in North Jutland.

In the same year he was raised to the peerage and the Danish 22. February 1762 included in the Schleswig-Holstein knighthood. In Ahrensburg he 1771 one set Familienfideikommiss. As treasurer, he was royal danish 1779 elevated to the rank of count. The Lehnsgrafschaft Lindeborg was on 18. June 1781 was built and until terminated 1922. He died on 16.2.1782 Copenhagen with a legacy of 8 Million Mark. Detailed genealogies of the family mold man can be found as always in the database



  • Willi Finger: Pomeranian Association Master- and Heraldry: Genealogical Society News releases and the Pomeranian Association for trunk- and Heraldry in Szczecin, Szczecin: 1936 Page 1-3 and 6-8


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