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     Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, located in  the north-west part of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a district (Kreis) in the Karlruhl Administrative Region  The county seat of Rhein-Neckar is located at Heidelberg.  The district covers an area of 1061.71 km, and has a population of 528,962 (2002).

     Neighboring districts are Bergstraße, Odenwaldkreis, Neckar-Odenwald, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, district-free Speyer, the     Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, and district-free Mannheim and Heidelberg. 

     The district was created in 1973 by merging the previous districts Heidelberg, Mannheim and a big part of Sinsheim.

    It's named after the two main rivers which flow through the district, Rhine and Neckar. The highest elevation is the Stiefelhöhe near Heiligkreuzsteinach with 583 m in the Odenwald mountains, the lowest elevation with 92 m is near Ilvesheim in the Neckar valley.


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Barth;   Baumgärtner;   Beissel (Beyssel);   Born;   Gilbert;   Haug;   

Helcker;   Horch;   Katterman;   Klein;   Precht;   Sauers;   Schieck;   Schon

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Pleutersbach (1.9 nm)
Igelsbach (1.9 nm)

Hebstahl (2.7 nm)
Salmshutte (3.2 nm)
Gammelsbach (3.6 nm)
Untersensbach (4.0 nm)

Unterdielbach (2.5 nm)
Obere Post (2.5 nm)
(2.5 nm)
Antonslust (2.9 nm)

Untere Post (3.1 nm)
Oberdielbach (2.8 nm)

Neckarwimmersbach (1.2 nm)
Rockenau (1.4 nm)
Unterallemuhl (2.4 nm)
Lindach (3.1 nm)
Allemuhl (2.9 nm)
Oberallemuhl (3.3 nm)
Bauernhof (3.5 nm)



Balzfeld (2.3 nm)
Eschelbach (2.7 nm)
Horrenberg (2.8 nm)

Ursenbacherhof (1.2 nm)
Zuzenhausen (2.0 nm)
Daisbach (2.0 nm)
Eschelbronn (3.2 nm)
Neidenstein (3.3 nm)
Meckesheim (3.5 nm)
Monchzell (4.1 nm)

Sinsheim (1.3 nm)
Rohrbach (2.4 nm)
Steinsfurt (2.8 nm)

Duhren (1.4 nm)
Immelhauser Hof (2.0 nm)
Birkenauerhof (3.1 nm)
Buchenauerhof (3.6 nm)
Weiler (3.6 nm)
Hilsbach (4.2 nm)

Muhlhausen (2.6 nm)
Ostringen (2.8 nm)
Rotenberg (3.3 nm)

Eichtersheim (0.8 nm)
Eschelbach (1.4 nm)
Balzfeld (2.6 nm)
Tairnbach (2.5 nm)
Horrenberg (3.3 nm)
Unterhof (4.1 nm)
Dielheim (3.8 nm)

Duhren (2.3 nm)
Buchenauerhof (2.6 nm)
Immelhauser Hof (2.9 nm)

Waldangelloch (1.4 nm)
Stifterhof (2.6 nm)
Eichelberg (2.5 nm)
Tiefenbach (3.0 nm)
Odenheim (3.1 nm)
Elsenz (3.8 nm)


Dielheim (1.5 nm)
Baiertal (1.5 nm)
Altwiesloch (2.2 nm)

Oberhof (0.9 nm)
Schatthausen (1.7 nm)

Hohenhardterhof (1.6 nm)
Gauangelloch (2.9 nm)
Mauer (3.0 nm)
Ochsenbach (2.9 nm)
Zuzenhausen (2.1 nm)

Maisbach (2.7 nm)
Vorstadtel (3.4 nm)
Reilsheim (3.4 nm)
Meckesheim (2.5 nm)

Horrenberg (0.8 nm)

Balzfeld (1.7 nm)
Tairnbach (1.8 nm)
Eschelbach (2.6 nm)
Eichtersheim (3.3 nm)



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This is a list of cities, and towns in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis 


CITIES: Eberbach (Baden);   Eppelheim;   Hemsbach;   Hockenheim;   Ladenburg;   Leimen (Baden);   Neckarbischofsheim;   Neckargemünd;   Rauenberg;   Schönau (Odenwald);   Schriesheim;   Schwetzingen;   Sinsheim;   Waibstadt;   Walldorf;   Weinheim;   Wiesloch


TOWNS:  Altlußheim;   Angelbachtal;   Bammental;   Brühl (Baden);   Dielheim;   Dossenheim;   Edingen-Neckarhausen;   Epfenbach;   Eschelbronn;   Gaiberg;   Heddesbach;    Heddesheim;   Heiligkreuzsteinach;   Helmstadt-Bargen;   Hirschberg (Rhein-Neckar);   Ilvesheim;   Ketsch;   Laudenbach (Rhein-Neckar);   Lobbach;   Malsch;   Mauer (Baden);   Meckesheim;   Mühlhausen (Kraichgau);   Neidenstein;   Neulußheim;   Nußloch;   Oftersheim;   Plankstadt;   Reichartshausen;   Reilingen;   Sandhausen;   St. Leon-Rot;   Schönbrunn (Baden);   Spechbach;   Wiesenbach (Rhein-Neckar);   Wilhelmsfeld;   Zuzenhausen

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Family History Notes

The following persons are found within in our DKPS database and were either born married or died at EBERBACH:  Barth, John Michael - Birth: 04 May 1721 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Death: 22 Jan 1775 in York Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.  Baumgärtner, Anna Catharina - Birth: 17 Mar 1710/11 in Schwaigen, Wuerttemberg, Germany; Marriage: Bef. 05 Sep 1751 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis;  Death: Aft. 1751 in Pennsylvania, USA.  Beissel,

Anna Barbara Birth: Apr 1642 in Eberbach, Rhein- Neckar-

Map of Gen-Site Municipalities

in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

Blue = Eberbach

Green = Sinsheim (Hoffenheim)

Yellow = Angelbachtal (Michelfeld)

Red = Deilheim (Unterhof)

Kreis; Death:17Nov 1674 in Germany,  Beissel, Johann Wilhelm - Birth: 21Jan 1616 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis; Marriage:1638; Death:20 Nov 1679 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.  Beyssel, Peter Jr. - Birth:1562 in Igelsbach, Bergstrasse, Hessen,Germany;  Death: 09 Apr 1621 in Eberbach, Rhine-Neckar-Kreis. Beyssel, Peter Sr. - Birth:1540 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Death: 1580 in Igelsbach, Bergstrasse, Hessen, Germany.  Helcker, Anna Barbara - Birth:1617, Marriage:1638, Death:28 Feb 1685 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis.  Precht, Johann Daniel - Birth: 23 Apr 1697 in Hoffenheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany; Marriage: Bef. 05 Sep 1751 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis; Death:Aft. 1751 in Pennsylvania, USA.


The following persons are found within in our DKPS database, and were either born married or died at HOFFENHEIM: Gilbert, Andrew (Andreas) Sr. - Birth: 08 Jul 1728 in Hoffenheim, Death: Abt. Feb 1816 in Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.  Gilbert, Georg Martin - Birth: Abt. 1700 in Hoffenheim, Marriage: 23Feb 1718 in Hoffenheim, Death: Hoffenheim?  Gilbert, Hans Georg - Birth: 26Apr 1722 in Hoffenheim, Marriage: 21Sep 1745 in Hoffenheim, Death:22 Mar 1762 in Hoffenheim.  Gilbert, Johann Jacob - Birth:18 Dec 1718 in Hoffenheim,  Marriage:15 Jan 1743 in Hoffenheim, Death:22 Mar 1795 in Hoffenheim.  Gilbert, Johannes - Birth:14 Sep 1725 in Hoffenheim.  Horch, Catharina Margaretha - Birth: Abt. 1722 in Hoffenheim? Marriage:21 Sep 1745 in Hoffenheim.  Precht, Anna Maria - Birth: Hoffenheim, Death:28 Feb 1726 in Hoffenheim.  Precht, Johann Daniel - Birth:23 Apr 1697 in Hoffenheim, Marriage: Bef. 05 Sep 1751 in Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis,  Death:Aft. 1751 in Pennsylvania, USA.  Precht, Lucia - Birth: 25 Oct 1703 in Hoffenheim.  Precht, Maria Dorothea - Birth: Abt. 1700 in Hoffenheim?; Marriage: 23 Feb 1718 in Hoffenheim, Death: Hoffenheim?  Precht, Maria Elisabetha - Birth: 27 Apr 1706 in Hoffenheim; Marriage: 28 Aug 1730 in Hoffenheim; Death: 03 Aug 1778 in Hoffenheim.  Precht, Maria Elisabetha (Nee?) - Birth: Abt. 1680 in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany; Marriage: Abt. 1696 in Hoffenheim, Death: 05 May 1724 in Hoffenheim.  Precht, Peter - Birth: Abt. 1675 in Baden-Wurttemburg, Marriage: Abt. 1696 in Hoffenheim; Death: Hoffenheim?

Sauers, Hieronymi - Birth: Baden -Wurttemburg; Marriage: 28 Aug 1730 in Hoffenheim.  Schon, Magdalena Catharina - Birth: Abt. 1718 in Hoffenheim?; Marriage: 15 Jan 1743 in Hoffenheim.


The following persons are found within in our MMPS database, and were either born married or died at HOFFENHEIM: Geisler, Maria Barbara - Birth: Abt. 1695 in Hoffenheim, Marriage: 13 May 1716 in Hoffenheim, Death: Aft. 1734 in York County, Pennsylvania. Gilbert, Maria Elisabeth - Marriage: 20 Jul 1700 in Hoffenheim.  Gobel, Anna Maria - Birth: Abt. 1723 in Hoffenheim.  Gobel, Hans Georg - Birth:1693 in Hoffenheim. Marriage:13 May 1716 in Hoffenheim, Death: 22 Feb 1765 in Orange, North Carolina, USA.  Gobel, Hans George - Birth: 12 Sep 1728 in Hoffenheim;  Marriage: 1750 in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, USA;  Death: 23Nov 1794 in Orange County, North Carolina.  Gobel, Johann Georg - Birth: 1655 in Nördlingen, Donau-Ries, Bavaria, Germany, Marriage: 1672 in Germany, Marriage: 20 Jul 1700 in Hoffenheim;  Death: 1713 in Hoffenheim.  Gobel, Maria Magdalena - Birth: 01 Jun 1725 in Hoffenheim, Death: Aft. 1733.  Goble, Antonious "Anthony" - Birth: Abt. 1720 in Hoffenheim.  Goble, George Adam - Birth: 13 Apr 1727 in Hoffenheim.  Goble, Johan Nicholas - Birth: 1701 in Hoffenheim.  Sonss, Eva - Marriage: 1672 in Germany, Death: Abt. 1700 in Hoffenheim.  Staley, Anna Margaretha - Birth: 1733 in Hoffenheim. Marriage:1750 in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, USA.  Death: 23 Nov 1825 in Orange County, North Carolina


The following persons are found within in our DKPS database, and were either born married or died at MICHELFELD: Haug, Anna - Birth: Dec 1617 in Oberacker, Baden-Wurttemberg, Marriage: 1632 in Michelfeld, Death:1638 in Oberacker, Baden-Wurttemberg;  Katterman, Dieterich - Birth:1601 in Michelfeld; Marriage:1640 in (Duhren) Sinshiem, Baden-Wurttemberg; Death:1653 in (Duhren) Sinshiem, Baden-Wurttemberg.  Katterman, Hans - Birth: Abt. 1615 in Michelfeld; Marriage:1632 in Michelfeld; Marriage:Bef. 1643 in Germany;  Death: Oberacker, Baden-Wurttemberg.  Katterman, Ludwig - Birth:1569 in Michelfeld; Marriage:1592 in Michelfeld; Death: Baden-Wurttemburg.  Katterman, Peter - Birth: Abt. 1593 in Michelfeld.  Schieck, Margaretha - Birth: 1573 in Michelfeld; Marriage: 1592 in Michelfeld; Death:   Baden-Wurttemburg.


The following persons are found within in our DKPS database, and were either born married or died at UNTERHOF: Born, Theodor - Birth:1652 in Unterhof, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany ??


Gen-Site Profiles

Eberbach;   Hoffenheim;   Michelfeld;   Unterhof


LOCATION:  Country: Germany;  State: Baden-Württemberg;  Admin. Region: Karlsruhe; 

District: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis;  Municipality: Eberbach;  Coordinates/Map:  49°28′N 8°59′E


Map of the Municipality

of Eberbach

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s):  Eberbach is a town in Germany, in northern Baden-Württemberg, located 33 km east of Heidelberg. It belongs to the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis..  Eberbach includes the boroughs of Neckarwimmersbach, Brombach, Friedrichsdorf, Lindach, Rockenau, Badisch Igelsbach, Gaimühle, Unterdielbach, Badisch Schöllenbach and Pleutersbach.  The border with Hesse runs through the borough of Igelsbach. Therefore, only the northeast half, called Badisch Igelsbach, of the borough belongs to Eberbach. The same is true for the borough Schöllenbach.

SURNAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Barth; Baumgärtner; Beissel (Beyssel); Helcker;  Precht

1.  INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Eberbach (Baden) - Wikipedia;   Eberbach, Germany travel blogs;   Images of Eberbach, Germany ;   Willkommen in Eberbach 

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LOCATION: Country: Germany;  State: Baden-Württemberg;  Admin. Region: Karlsruhe;  District: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis;  Municipality: Sinsheim   From: Frankfurt Au Maim Airport 60549;  To: Sinsheim 74889; Total Est. Time:  1 hour, 6 minutes;  Total Est. Distance: 71.54 miles;   Coordinates/Map:  49° 15′ 0″ N, 8° 53′ 0″ E

Map of the Municipality

of Sinsheim


Soccer Stadium

 at Hoffenheim


Street map of Hoffenheim

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s): The village of Hoffenheim is one of 11 communities that comprise the town of Sinsheim.   Today Hoffenheim, located 2.3 km northeast of Sinsheim, has a population of 3,286.  The village is the home of the, “Heimatmuseum Hoffenheim”, a small rural museum housed in the historical rooms of the "Old Post", located at 12 Waibstadter Strasse.  The museum's emphasis is on the depicting of rural life, living and house keeping in Hoffenheim in the 19th century, in addition club and crafts history and the history of the gentry.

     Originally Hoffenheim was owned by two families, the von Österreichs and the von Waldenburgs.  In 1618 they had reached an agreement with the villagers, and then they reissued it in 1705.  The von Österreichs had leased their half of the village to a poor noble family, the Äscher von Bünningens.  The ruling families were Catholic, while the villagers were Lutheran.  This, and an attempt to change the old agreements regarding privileges and dues, led to friction.  The villagers appealed, over the heads of the ruling families, to the imperial commissioners.  These appeals were repeated, but brought no success to the villagers.  Due to this a typical pattern ensued where one of the villagers emigrated to Pennsylvania, and in the following three years at least thirty-two others followed.  The vacancies brought on by this mass migration were filled by an influx of Jews during the 18th century.

SURNAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: Gilbert;  Horsch;  Precht;  Sauers;  Schon

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Sinsheim - Wikipedia;   Hoffenheim, Germany;   Heimatmuseum Hoffenheim;  Sinsheim Germany :: EuroAve :: city hotel map;  Sinsheim, Auto & Technik Museum, 2005;  Sinsheim, Germany Forecast : Weather Underground;  Sinsheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia;  Deutschland-Navigator » Baden-Württemberg » Sinsheim » City Info;  Sinsheim Sinsheim Germany

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LOCATION:  Country: Germany;  State: Baden-Württemberg;  Admin. Region: Karlsruhe; 

District: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis;  Municipality: Angelbachtal   From: Frankfurt Au Maim Airport 60549; 

To: Angelbachtal 74918;  Total Est. Time:  1 hour, 7 minutes Total Est. Distance: 67.55 miles;  

Coordinates/Map: 49° 14′ 0″ N, 8° 47′ 0″ E

An aerial view of the municipality of Angelbachtal


Street map of Michelfeld


Michelfeld Evangelical Church

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s): Michelfeld lies within the municipality of Angelbachtal located in Kraichgau  The name Angelbachtal comes from the valley of the Waldangelbach, which flows through Kraichgau, and from the municipality of the same name.     In the year 831 the village of Michelfeld is mentioned for the first time in the manuscripts of the Lorsch codex.   In this document  a, free man from Mihilunfelt negotiates with the Abbott of the monastery about a sale of  land. Between the Abbott and the Michelfelder the following exchange resulted,” Mr. Emicho received meadows with a yield in “Mihilunfelt” from four Fuder hay. On the other hand the mentioned free man gave “in Sunnensheim equivalent land.        From early times Michelfeld was administered by the aristocratic family of Gemmingen.   In 1525 Weyrich von Gemmingen introduced Protestantism to the village of Michelfeld and the other areas under his rule.

During the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century many of the villages in the Kraichgau region were destroyed, if tribute was not paid to mercenary armies. There was a castle in Michelfeld that was destroyed during the war in 1635.    It is reported that after the war ended in only 200 of the original 650 Michelfeld residents remained, and that a third of the houses were destroyed.  As such most of the older buildings in Michelfeld were built in the 18th century and, to a large extent, are in the baroque style of architecture.       The church of Michelfeld is a building from the years 1767/68. The Hessian coat of arms at the entrance portal shows the year 1767, while the coat of arms of the barons von Gemmingen at the bell tower originates from the year 1768.


INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Angelbachtal - Wikipedia [ Translate this page ];  Angelbachtal: Information from;  Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen Kreiswappen) - ANGELBACHTAL;   Angelbachtal - Wikipedia;  Angelbachtal (Official Home Page);    Medieval Festival;   Pottery and Arts Market;  Schloßhotel Michelfeld Angelbachtal / Sinsheim - [ Translate this page ];  The Schloss From Angelbachtal Germany Photo Gallery by francis ...

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LOCATION:  Country: Germany;  State: Baden-Württemberg;  Admin. Region: Karlsruhe; 

District: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis;  Municipality: Dielheim;  Coordinates/Map: 49° 16′ 57″ N, 8° 44′ 5″ E

An aerial view of the municipality of Dielheim

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s): Unterhof was originally founded as a feudal settlement for a local lord. Possibly this is the hamlet mentioned under around the year 860 together with Dielheim in the Lorsch codex named Hiltibrandeshusen. In 1341 Unterhof was named for the first time in documents inferiori curia (lesser or lower farm) in rent books of the Speyer office of Rotenberg. In 1401 under the name zum Nydernhofe is the first appearance of the name in the German language. For centuries the prince-bishops of Speyer limited the number of farms to three. During the Thirty Years' War the residents fled their farms and Unterhof lay deserted and overgrown for decades. After resettlement, Unterhof and Oberhof, as tenant farms of the local lords, were occasionally self-administrated. First since 1932 after a drawn out fight for their independence, the settlements belong to Horrenberg. In recent years, Unterhof has transformed itself into a residential community that is still strongly influenced by agriculture.


INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Dielheim - Wikipedia;  Dielheim (Official Homepage)

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