Schleswig-Holstein Population

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Over the years the work of many researchers was published in various periodicals re. population. Here are some listings concerning areas and cities in Schleswig-Holstein. The research is based on tax lists and contributions, serf registers, court records, church records, land records and inheritances. The lists were established by local administrators as well as the parish priest. The following compilations are all part of the periodical Familienkundliches Jahrbuch Schleswig-Holstein, which is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, International Reference under the call number 943.51 B5fj

Max Prange established the Besitzfolge auf den Hufen von Fliegenfelde (proprietors of farms in Fliegenfelde) from 1682 to 1865. Fliegenfelde is a small community which was part of Ratzbek in the parish Zarpen. Ratzbek was property of Kloster Reinbek, later Amt Reinbek which became later still, Kreis Stormarn. Today Fliegenfelde is part of Wesenberg. The listing of proprietors is found in the above mentioned periodical, Jahrgang 5 (1966) pages 5-27.

Günter Finke created lists of Hufner und Käthner der Probstei, a listing of farmers in the Eastern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, called Probstei. His listings for the Probstei range from 1623 to 1746. He intended to close gaps in church books and to alleviate genealogical discrepancies for the area in 123 years. His assemblage is found in Jahrgang 10, 13, 16 and 18 of the above mentioned periodical.

In Jahrgang 8 the same author listed the farmers of the parish of Probsteierhagen from 1654. This listing reflects the income the priest could expect from his parishioners. The names are listed according to villages belonging to the Probsteierhagen parish.

Jahrgang 7 and 9 of Familienkundliches Jahrbuch Schleswig-Holstein the author Horst Tschentscher deals with house owner lists in Segeberg from the 17th century. His research is based on tax lists.

In Jahrgang 5 of the same series the author Erwin Freytag is listing the population of the Seester parish from 1622. Mr. Freytag also records the subjects of the Kloster (monastery) Uetersen from 1727 in Jahrgang 1964 of Familienkundliches Jahrbuch Schleswig-Holstein.

Farmers of the village Schalkholz in Dithmarschen
Harald Jebsen published an article in Familienkundliches Jahrbuch Schleswig-Holstein, Jahrgang 20 and listed all farmers from 1560 to 1900. His research is based on Erdbücher (land records), grain registers and other tax and land registers of the parish (can now be found in Abteilung 101 of the Landesarchiv Schleswig-Holstein) as well as the church books of Tellingstedt.
. The names from the grain registers provide just names of farmers and their grain yield per year. In the late 1600s their wives were added as well as from where these originated. Also, the author gives us an overview of who owned what property so we have a complete picture of all 21 farmsteads. Furthermore, the author concludes that over the decades more marriage partners for Schalkhorst inhabitants came from outside of Schalkhorst rather than from within the village. As the population of the village grew this picture changed and the men and women were able to choose marriage partners from within the community.
The article with listings of farmsteads is available in the above mentioned periodical through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. The call number of the book is INTL 943.51 B5fj

Farmers from the parish Gleschendorf in Amt Ahrensbök in the 1700s

A list of families from the parish of Gleschendorf can be found in Familienkundliches Jahrbuch Schleswig-Holstein, Jahrgang 38. The author Wolfgang Billig gives a full account of several families. Family names such as Schlichting, Franck, Westphal, Heise with their family connections are treated in this research.

The periodical is found in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The call number is INTL 943.51 B5fj

In the same periodical (1938) appears a population index of the Amt (administration) Cismar from the year 1766 established by  Peter Drygalla. This register is organized by villages belonging to Amt Cismar. The head of household is mentioned together with his wife and children and others belonging to the household.