The Village History

THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE

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Pre 1500

IN THE BEGINNING

Four hundred million years ago the Taunus Ranges were formed by the crumpling of the soft surface of the earth in Central Europe, and to the east of these mountains was…Read More »

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1500-1750

THE MARIA BELL

In 1516, a large wagon drawn by a double span of oxen crossed the drawbridge at the south gate and made its way along the High Street to the village church. On the wagon, tightly….Read More »

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Post 1750

IMMIGRATION

Rising birth rates and falling death rates throughout the country had brought the population back to about 20 million by 1750. In the case of Nieder-Weisel, this was augmented…Read More »

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