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Emsland

Kirchspiel Bawinkel

  
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Bawinkel - St Alexander Parish

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The map notes the location of villages that made up Bawinkel parish in the 19th century.
For a current detailed map of this area search on any of the villages mentioned with  MapQuest.

The image at right of  St. Alexander parish church was found on a webpage no longer online -
http://www.bawinkel-online.de/Interessantes/
Kirchen_in_Bawinkel/kirchen_in_bawinkel.html

Kirchspiel (parish) Bawinkel in the 19th century included the following villages or small towns:
Bawinkel
Bramhar (part)
Clusorth
Duisenburg
Gross Bawinkel
Plankorth

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St. Alexander

Bawinkel, which has had a church since the 13th or 14th century, was referred to in 1456 as Bafwinckele. During the Verbannungszeit, the period of exile for Catholics in Grafschaft Lingen, church services were held first in a sheep stable in the part of Bramhar belonging to Meppen  and then in a half-timber structure near Gelshof in Haseluenne parish. When Catholic church services were again allowed in Grafschaft Lingen, the half-timber church building near Gelshof was dismantled and the reassembled as a Notkirche in Bawinkel because the old church had been given to the Reformed Protestants by the Protestant Dutch rulers of Grafschaft Lingen. This Notkirche, enlarged in 1765-68 and again in 1822, remained in use until the early 1900s. The present-day church of St. Alexander was built in 1904/05. Parish records begin in 1625 for baptisms and marriages and in 1721 for deaths.

Most information taken from Handbuch des Bistums Osnabrueck, compiled by Hermann Stieglitz and published by Bischoefliches Generalikariat Osnabrueck.

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