H I S T O R Y
The information on this page was taken from the document "The von heimburg family, beginning of its story"
and was made available to me by Fritz v. Heimburg. It outlines the history of the family by some important members.
The formatting is mine, my additions and comments are put in brakets, omissions are denoted with [...].
The v. Heimburg Family, Beginning of Its Story
By Pastor Rassaur
[Legend about the coat of arms omitted here, you can find it in Coat Of Arms].
- [Anno de Heimenborg]
In 10 documents from the years 1146 to 1166 an Anno, bailiff of Goslar, married in 1156, is for the first time
[mentioned] with a family name, Anno de Heimenborg. Appointed by Heinrich der Löwe [Henry the Lion],
[and following years].
- Anno II nobilis
is the first proven ancestor; father of the v. Heimburg's continued row (mentioned in three documents from 1173 to 1188).
- Anno III nobilis
bailiff of the Church of Schöningen, is mentioned in many documents from 1202 to 1248.
Yet it is not possible to determine [...] in which year he died.
- Anno IV nobilis
of whom nearly 30 documents report from 1252 to 1289. He died in 1289, being the last person to posess
the Heimburg and all of its surrounding lands up to his death, namely:
The castles Heimburg, Twieflingen and Esbeck, 10.5[?] villages, 3[?] farmsteads, 86.5 other farms,
8 mills, 4 places for mills, 1 outlying farm, 32.5 areas, 934.5 hides, 7 Vrendel[?], 37 acres and 17 yokes of land, 1 orchard, 2 vineyards, 1 grazing yard, 1 tree-nursery, 20 meadows, 0.5 pastures, 2 ponds and other Allode [land not held in feudal ownership] in 2 villages, 9 hills, 504 acres of woodland at Twieflingen, another 19 forests and a copse, 4 woods, 1 area of woodland, 31.5 tenths and a tenth of the tithe of the Schöningen salt, the castle fief of Liebenburg, 8 church fiefs, 8.5 curch patronates, 27 reeve's domains, the reeve's domains of the monastery of Ilsenburg, the bishops of Halberstadt, the church of St. Stephen, the church of Our Dear Lady and the church of St. Paul, and finally, the king's ban [the right to exercise executive powers granted by the king]
[Thanks a lot to Adam O'Neil for his great help with the translation]
- Anno VI
until 1318 nobilis; from then on only "Ritter" [knight] lower nobility, was driven from his property by Graf von Regenstein
and kept only the small estate of Benzingerode near Werningerode [...][in 1318]. He died in 1354. His fourth son,
- Martin I
- Died on March 17, 1443 in Marienwerder near Hannover. His tombstone bears the inscription: Anno Domini MCCCCXIII obiit
MARTIN VON HIMBACH in die Gerdrudis / Marti / ni syn sono [? can hardly read it] quorum die req(ui)escat in (pace).
His second son,
- Martin "The Child"
- was Brunswick princess' councillor and inreased his posessions in Wunstorf and Nordgoltern by purchase and enfeoffment and died in 14[?]2 at Marienwerder.
His second son,
- Heinrich XI
pledgee of Ricklingen and senior bailiff increased his posessions further and died on April 20, 1516 in Wunstorf.
(Note: The famous jurist Gregor v. Heimburg, an opponent of Pope Pius II, who died in 1492 in Nürnberg cannot
be brought into authentic connection with this family). His oldest son,
- Heino II
ancestor father of the line of Goltern Drost zu Langwedel und Peppendorf improved the old manor house, increased
the family property and died in 1554 at Hagenburg. His oldest son, Heino, died on August 24, 1557 of his wounds in the
St. Quentin onrap. His second son,
- Martin VI
high bailiff of Ricklingen, born in 1538, died in December 19, 1605, built the new manor house at Nordgoltern, finished in
1590. He and his younger brotherm Ascho [?] ceded, according to a record from April 1, 1587, to Herzog [Duke?] Julius von Braunschweig
for 14880 Thaler, 30 Groschen, [old currency units] castle and domain of Ricklingen. His second son,
- Jobst Heino
born on August 7, 1591, at first under the guardianship of his mother, became Brunswick-Lüneburg councillor
and land high bailiff of Oldenburg and died on Nov. 28, 1626 in the castle of Oldenburg. His oldest son,
born Jan. 26, 1621 died on Jan. 28, 1700, was vicecount justice and treasure councillor and increased
his posessions, among other things the large properties of his brother Friedrich, who died July 17, 1690 and for
whom he had an artful eptitph of white marmor [marble] put up in the Barthomlomei church in Blankenburg.
His oldest son,
- Jobst Heino
born Jan. 17, 1659, died Nov. 13, 1721 at Rostock was Oberhauptmann and Vizehofrichter [vice court judge]
at Blankenburg, His youngest brother Bodo Adolf, Born on Dec. 13, 1674 and died on March 27, 1735 at Landringhausen
had a chapel built on the free Rittersitz of Nordgoltern, not only a sign of regret for his loose way of life,
but, for the main part, to shun himself from the curse of a gipsy woman, made at him when he let her be whipped
away from Nordgoltern. His oldest son,
- Martin Friedrich
born June 27, 1690, died on his estate Baden near Achim on Sept. 13, 1766, a Generalleutnant [lieutenant
general] of Hannover. His oldest son,
- Wilhelm August
born Jan. 17, 1728 was Rittmeister of Hannover and joined under his hand the whole posessions of the line
of Goltern, which comprised of the free Rittersitz Nordgoltern and Landringhausen as well as the free noble
estates of Wietzendorf, Benzingerode and Baden. He died on Dec. 24, 1775 during a visit to the Junkerhof
Stöcken and was buried on Dec. 29, 1775 in the family vault at Gro�goltern. His two sons, Martin Friedrich
August and Heino Ernst, dealt among themselves the posessions of their father[...] [Martin Friedrich] received
the Rittersitze Nordgoltern and Landringhausen as well as the noble estate of Wietzendorf and the two
estates and became founder of the line of Goltern [On my copy of this paper, the word "Nord", north, is added
here by hand.] of the family Heimburg; the second son, Heino ernst, recieved the noble estates of Benzingerode
and Baden and became the founder of the Benzingerode line [I think this is the same as the Eckerde line... don't
shoot me if I'm wrong].
[This is as much as I wanted to put online of the document. Hope you enjoyed the reading.]