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Ramutten church, inauguration service
the 16/12/1929


Contents


Introduction

Ramutten, County Heydekrug, East Prussia


Name

Other Names and Spellings

in *1540 Hans Rummuth, in 1736 Hans Rammutt, Hans-Ramutten, Tennetal from *1710 to 1728 Hans Reimutten, Hans Remmutten, Hans Rimmut, Hansrammut, Hansreimutten, Hansremutten [1], in *1719 Hans Ramuth[2]

Meaning of the Name

The name describes the character of the founder of the place.

  • Old-Prussian "rams, roms" = quiet, modest, polite, humble
  • Prussian-Sudovian "ramint" = calm down, to soothe
  • Lithuanian „rymus, ramus“ = quiet, comfortable
  • "rimu, rimstu, rimtas" = seriously
  • "rimti" = calm down, be quiet

General Information

  • in 1785 a royal country village, in 1919 a rural municipality[5]
  • church town, 10 km north- east of Heydekrug, with an inn and a school, municipality Tennetal[6]

Political Structure

in 1785 Ramutten belonged to Amt Heydekrug[7]
on 1.5.1939: name of the new municipality: Tennetal; the new municipality is formed from the places: Eydaten and Ramutten.[8]

Church Structure

Trombonegroup Ramutten around1920
Sitting from the left: Georg Pillibeit, Erich Goduscheit, Fritz Radtke, Jons Pillibeit, Michel Pallaks, Heinrich Littwins
Standing from the left: unknown, Georg Bildat, Richard Radtke, Lilischkies, unknown, Pallaks, Wilhelm Littwins

Evangelical Church

After 1902 Ramutten becomes a parish; previously the places belonged partly to the parish of Saugen, and partly, including the town of Ramutten, to the parish of Werden.

History and Pastors

On August 1, 1895, the pastoral district of Eydathen was founded from parts of Saugen and Werden, that was cared for by Preacher Pipirs , and the district seat was later transferred to Ramutten. In 1900 a prayer house, a small church out of clay soil and heath, was built.

In 1900 Preacher Pipirs went to Ruß. From 1900 to 1902 Pastor Gaigalat was the pastor, who later went to Prökuls as the secondary preacher. In 1902 Ramutten became an independent parish but remained affiliated with Werden. The clergy that followed were: 1902-1907 Preacher Köhler, 1908-1909 Preacher Bartsch, who later went to Saugen, 1909-1910 Pastor Schulz, who came from Lasdehnen and later went to Lauknen, 1911 Pastoral candidate Kreutzer, later Preacher Adomat, who went to Groß Lenkeningkenin 1912, 1913 Preacher Christoleit, who became pastor in Rogahlen, after 1916 the missionary Tennigkeit.[9]

Adjacent Places

In 1912 the following places belonged to the parish of Ramutten : Didszillen, Eydathen, Gnieballen, Groß Barwen, Kurpen, Paszelischken, Ramutten, Szagaten.

Church Books

The church books of Ramutten are missing.
see also: Ostpreußen/Genealogische Quellen/Kirchbuchbestände Kreis Heydekrug

Photos

Laying of the foundation stone and inauguration
Laying of the foundation stone for the church in Ramutten (1928)
Photo from the inauguration of the church in Ramutten (1930)
Confirmations
Confirmation in 1936, in front in the middle Pastor Weihrauch
Franz Hoppe from Gnieballen is in the photo but has not been identified.
Confirmation in 1937, in front 2nd from the right is Pastor Weihrauch
First row 6th from the left: Gertrud Hoppe from Gnieballen

Catholic Church

In 1907 Ramutten belonged to the Catholic parish of Szibben.


Civil Registration

In 1907 Ramutten belonged to the civil registration district of Trakseden, later it was independent.

Register

The civil registers of Ramutten are missing.

Inhabitants

  • Inhabitants of Ramutten
  • in 1791/92: Amts Heydekrug, Consignation von denen Decimenten, Pro anno 1791/92, page 52, a tax list Hans Ramutten [1]
  • in 1832/33: Consignation Personal Dezem Schul-Societät Ramutten, page 62 [2]


Miscellaneous

Maps

Ramutten on Schroetterkarte (1796-1802), scale 1:50 000
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
See in the middle on the right side near the frontier on Schroetter map from 1802, scale 1: 160 000


Ramutten on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Ramutten and surrounding on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz


Ramutten on Messtischblatt 0595 Berzischken, 0695 Gaidellen (1914) with the municipal boundaries of 1938
© Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
Town sketch from the former inhabitants list of Tennetal prepared in the 1950s (c) Bundesarchiv



Chance Discoveries

Often people, who were not born locally in the area, are found mentioned in church books or other archive source material of a place. These findings are chance discoveries. Such findings are sometimes the only opportunity to break through the Brick Wall in research. On the following page you can add chance discoveries related to this place or even find one for yourself.

Private Sources of Information and Offers of Help with Research

On the following page, private (non commercial !) genealogists conducting research on this place, and/or those willing to share genealogical information, perform searches or provide scans/copies etc. regarding this place, can add their contact details. All inquiries should be made directly to the listed researcher!

Data from the Genealogical Place Database (GOV)

GOV-Id RAMTENKL01SN
name
  • Ramutten Source Landgemeinde 12.99 (deu)
  • Ramučiai (1923) Source page 1089 (lit)
type
  • rural municipality (- 1939-04-30) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 116
  • settlement (1939-05-01 -)
population
w-Number
  • 66131
Number of households
map
   

TK25: 595

Affiliations
Superordinate objects

Ramutten (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 92/93

Szibben (Hl. Kreuz), Žibai, Heydekrug, Šilutė, Heydekrug (Hl. Kreuz) (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 92/93

Heydekrug (- 1920-01-09) ( county rural county ) Source

Heydekrug, Šilutės apskritis (1920-10-10 - 1939-04-30) ( county rural county ) Source

Tennetal (1939-05-01 - 1945) ( municipality ) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 116

Heydekrug (lit. Kreis [1945 - 1950]), Rajongemeinde Šilutė [1950-], Šilutės rajonas, Šilutės rajono savivaldybė (1945 -) ( rural county municipality ) Source

Subordinate objects
name type GOV-Id Timespan
Ramutten church object_169334


Sources

  1. Werden Taufenbuch 1710-1728, baptisms in Werden 1710- 1728
  2. Generalhufenschoß 1719-1766, Schulzenamt Memel, Hubenzahl 1719, Buch Nr. 3, Staatliches Archivlager, Göttingen, 1962, a taxlist from 1716- 1766
  3. Dietrich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939), a geographical register of places in East Prussia
  4. GOV: http://gov.genealogy.net/
  5. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, history of the county Heydekrug
  6. Dietrich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939), a geographical register of places in East Prussia
  7. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, history of the county Heydekrug
  8. Amtsblatt Gumbinnen 1939: Neugliederung der Gemeinden und Gutsbezirke im ehemaligen Memelland ab 1. Mai 1939, S. 64ff,
    http://www.memelland-adm.de/Archiv/13 Verwaltungsbezirke/index.htm
  9. SEMBRITZKI, Johannes u. BITTENS, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, S.184, a history of the county Heydekrug
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