Pan of Wöhrden, Dithmarschen, Germany. St Nicolai is prominent atop this artificial hill.

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Comments (4)

H George on January 22, 2009

Would this be one of the infamous panoramas of which you speak, Ian?

Ian Stehbens on January 23, 2009

Because of the very flat landscape on the reclaimed lands of Schleswig-Holstein, the horizontal profiles are very significant composites of the landscape. Each village for example is immediately recognizable by its unique profile. Particular trees have distinctive forms and the windmills and churches contribute to distinctive identities.

I have attempted to record the profile of Woehrden in this photo, taken from a single lens, and then cropped into letter-box or panorama format.

AlanJBennett on June 10, 2011

I am looking for details of one of my ancestors who lived in Wohrden in the 19th century Reimer Bruhn (b abt 1800), his wife Gertha Torp (born abt 1802)and children Johann Jacob, Anna Margretha and Weibke Maria

The 1835 census gives Ort: Wohrden, Kirchort Wohnstatte/Strabe: Wohnhaus Nr. 18

Being from Australia I believe that is No 18 Wohnhaus St?? And Kirchort??

Can anyone help me

Thanks Alan Bennett

Ian Stehbens on June 14, 2011

Greetings Alan,

I am an Australian also. Here is my basic translation of "Ort: Wohrden, Kirchort Wohnstatte/Strabe: Wohnhaus Nr. 18"

Location: Wohrden, parish dwelling / street: House No. 18

In other words they lived in the 18th house in the village that was counted by the census taker. So that doesn't give you anything specific. Your best source of details will be in the Church Register which has been microfilmed and is now available in Meldorf.

When I did my research in Wöhrden (= Woehrden) back in the 1970s, I was able to go straight to the original register that was held at the Pastor's Residence. Nowadays you can access the data at a centre in Meldorf. I don't think LDS people have filmed those records. But when you do sit to read them they are full of fascinating detail, variants and comments, and a remarkable story emerges, I assure you.

You can phone me if you wish.

Ian (in Brisbane)

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