Verrenberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Verrenberg
Stadtteil of Öhringen
Blick über Verrenberg.JPG
Verrenberg   is located in Germany
Verrenberg
Verrenberg
Coordinates: 49°N 9°E / 49°N 9°E / 49; 9Coordinates: 49°N 9°E / 49°N 9°E / 49; 9
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
District Hohenlohe
Town Öhringen
Population
 • Total 680
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Verrenberg is a village in Hohenlohe, Germany and has been a part of Öhringen since February 1, 1972. Today, Verrenberg has about 680 inhabitants.

The first documented proof of Verrenberg was around the year 1242, however was originally thought to have originated between the 9th and 11th centuries. In 1525, the Verrenberger, "Schönmichel" (Beautiful Michel) was the spokesman of the Verrenberger farmers in the German Peasants' War. By the Hohenlohe's main division in 1553, Verrenberg became a part of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg. In 1615, a new standing Hohenlohe-Pfedelbach line came to Verrenburg. After the end of the Pfedelbach line in 1728, Waldenburg-Barenstein acceded as the succession. From the night on June 1, 1897 to July 30, 1897 hailstorms ravaged almost the entire agricultural economy of Verrenberg and a large part of its building.

Another well-known citizen of Verrenberg was Johann Michael Weipert. Born in Verrenberg in 1822, he was in his early youth as an orphan in the "Gustav-Werner Foundation to the brother house" in Reutlingen, where he learned cartwright trades. On August 6, 1866 Johann Michael Weipart opened "ein Geschäft auf eigene Rechnung" ("a business on their own account") that he later moved to Heilbronn in 1871. In the year of his death in 1904, 18,020 tools and machines were sold.

Religion[edit]

Verrenberg was never a self-sufficient parish, but has, from the beginning, listened to the evangelical rectory, Bitzfeld. A newly constructed building of worship was established in 1722. However, it was only on special occasions that Mass was celebrated here. So many changes followed until 1840. The last major change in its appearance occurred when it was temporarily next to the council parlour and school. Today, it serves as the seat of the administration office.

External links[edit]