Bremen-Blockland

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Localization of Blockland in Bremen

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General Informations

Structure and administration

Blockland is a district of Bremen but do not belong to a quarter. Area 30,57 sq.km and 392 inhabitants (in 2003). The Local Office (called Ortsamt) takes care for local administration.

Ortsamt Borgfeld

Niederblockland 18
D-28357 Bremen

Geography

The Blockland is marsh landscape with thick loamy soil. It has his name from the ditches which divides the land in blocks. The level of the land is partly less than 1 meter (3.2 feet). The Blockland forms a depression between the dunes at the Weser and the Wümme, which is the northern frontier to Lower Saxony. Near Wasserhorst the Wümme and the Hamme river unites to the Lesum river. The numerous number of ditches are used today for sport activities (water- and wintersport).

Till the opening of the Lesum lock in 1979 the Blockland was often affected by highwater. Therefore the settlement of this area started in the 13th century when the first dikes were built. The houses were built on artificial raised small hills (called Wurten and Warften) and lay along the Wümme.

Villages and places are Wasserhorst, Wummensiede, Oberblockland and Niederblockland.

Societies, Religious Communities

Evangelical Parish Wasserhorst

Wasserhorst 12b
28719 Bremen

Genealogical and Historical Documents

Parish Registers

Parish Wasserhorst

The older parish registers of the parish of Wasserhorst were destroyed by fire in 1901. Conserved is only a copy of the parish register copy from 1746 to 1802 in which the following years are missing: 1747-1750, 1753-1758, 1760, 1764. The available registers can be used in the working room of the MAUS.

  • Baptisms
    • 1746 - 1802 available (with gaps)
    • 1803 - 1901 burned
    • 1901 and subsequent at the parish
  • Marriages
    • 1746 - 1802 available (with gaps)
    • 1803 - 1901 burned
    • 1901 and subsequent at the parish
  • Funerals
    • 1746 - 1802 available (with gaps)
    • 1803 - 1901 burned
    • 1901 and subsequent at the parish
  • Confirmations
    • till 1758 not delivered
    • 1759 - 1770 available (with gaps)
    • 1771 - 1901 burned
    • 1901 and subsequent at the parish

It is recommended to look at the parish registers of adjoining parishes.

Filmed Parish Registers

The parish registers of the parish of Wasserhorst were filmed by Church of Latter Days Saints.

Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Confirmations 1746, 1751-1752, 1759, 1761-1763, 1765-1802 
Filmnumber: FHL INTL Film 1189559 Item 3
Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths 1901-1936, 1746-1802 
Filmnumber: FHL INTL Film 953291

Literature

Berg, construction director
Die Entwässerung des Blocklandes im Gebiet der freien Hansestadt Bremen
Bremen 1864

Hoops, Heinrich
Geschichte des Bremer Blocklands (History of the Blockland)
Bremen 1927

König, Johann-Günther (Text), de Vegt, Fred (Photos)
Das Bremer Blockland
Bremen 1980

Stein, Rudolf
Dorfkirchen und Bauernhäuser im Bremer Lande (Village churches and farmhouses at Bremen country)
Bremen 1967

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