Taubach, coming from Weimar

Taubach, coming from Weimar

History of Taubach

Other news are summarized news about events, prices, harvests and other things, which have influenced the life of the Taubachien in times past.

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are summarized news about events, prices, harvests and other things, which have influenced the life of the Taubachien in times past.

1649, 1652, 25th May(Jul.) / 04th June(Gre.)

A Swedish soldier was stabbed by a comrade with a knife.

1652, 25th May(Jul.) / 04th June(Gre.)

It is officially stated, that the Taubachien have to give the third penny to each and every Mellingen parsonages as well as to carry out all necessary third loads and handing compulsory service. In addition they must help to bring up that logged timber quickly (the same date as the previous message).

1671, 29th May(Jul.) / 08th June(Gre.)

The pastor Georg Theodor Gastel, who had been expelled from his hometown Sulzbach in the Palatinate, was buried with the text "I am with you, your citizen and pilgrim" (Psalm 39:12) in Taubach.

1673, 17.(Jul.) / 27.(Gre.) July

The Taubachian Mr Heinrich Tressler was struck by a lightning in his house, whereas he had kneeling prayed in front of the window. He was buried with very large

1687, 27th October(Jul.) / 06th(Gre.) November

The only 22 years old Taubachian Mr Hans Adam Sölgmar drowned in the Ilm on his way home from the compulsory labour in Köttendorf in the evening.

1700, 01st March

The dukes Wilhelm Ernst (1662-1728) and Johann Ernst III (1664-1707) introduce the Gregorian calendar in the duchy of Saxony-Weimar. The 18th of February 1700 (Jul.) was immediately followed by the 1st March 1700 (Gre.) , so it was the shortest February ever in Taubach, in case you will take part in a quiz show. By the way, the calendar was already introduced in the Catholic regions of Germany on the 5th (Jul.) / 15th (Gre.) October 1582. The Evangelical areas followed only 1700.


Two Taubachien were recruited for the imperial army. At that time, the principality of Saxony-Weimar armed 1,000 soldiers for the imperial army, which then moved to Italy. Many deserted and so ten men were again obliged for war service in 1704. They were spared at the request of the municipalities and instead the municipalities had to supply three persons for the war service. These received 20 Reichstaler from the municipalities, an inhabitant of Ehringsdorf sold itself for 30 Reichstaler. Thus the municipalities were able to free themselves from the war service for 70 Reichsthaler. That was more than seven thalers more like the total carpentry costs for the newly built Taubach church at that time.


The Mellingen, Taubach, Lehnstedt, Possendorf-Legefeld-Gelmeroda-Schoppendorf communities had to advertise a Musketeer for the Fränkischen Kreis (Franconian district) of the Reichsheer (army of the German Reich) and give this 30 Reichstaler hand money. The infantryman was equipped by the Princely Weimar Treasury.


Mellingen and Taubach bought together a fire pump.

1725, 9th June

A Catholic powder man from the Eichsfeld was burried without any ado in the Taubach cemetery in the Getreinig (What is that?) on this Saturday. He fell ill on Tuesday and died the day before.


New construction of the Taubach mill.

1749 - 1751

The company of the chief of Raschau quartered in Taubach in the winters of these years. Many soldiers went to the Lord's Supper and were so listed by name.


In the case of baptisms should be admitted only three godparents, no more than two unmarried persons or widows and widowers.


Soldiers maltreated the mayor of Taubach Seyfarth in the Seven Years' War.


Only military sealed documents are to be used at military weddings.


Non-locals could no longer become marriage.


Very dry year, good wine year.


Very cold winter, low grain price,
1 bushel (76.89 l) cost 20 - 24 groschens.


Heavy snowfall, like "never been".
On 5th January the sky and the snow on the earth in the east and south was coloured red (fire at another place?) from 5.30 pm to midnight.
Low growing of grain, high wheat price, 1 bushel cost 2 thalers to 2 thalers and 12 groschen, great need under the poor.

1771, 07th December

A boy, who was estimated to be seven years old, was buried on the Taubach cemetery after he died in the shepherd's house on the day before. The boy had three brothers and one sister. According to the statement of the girl, who was probably 17 years old, the children have been left by their father, the bricklayer Hans Georg Vritmann from Börsdorf near Coburg, because of his bitter poverty. The youngest of the siblings, a 1½-year-old boy, died in the Taubach tavern on the same day. He was buried next to his brother on the next day.


All beggars are to be expelled from the country,
unknown dead persons are to be brought into the anatomy to Jena.


Men under the age of 24 can not marry (1784 disestablished).

1789, November

The child-murderer Johanna Hein was executed by the sword in Taubach. The last previous death penalty was probably enforced in 1591.

1791, 21st February

It was edicted:
Saxon-Weimar subjects are to be enrolled only with a recommendation at the grammar schools Weimar and Schleusingen as well as at the municipal schools Jena and Buttelstedt.
The Saxon-Weimar subjects, who visit foreign schools without permission and then study, are treated as foreigners, like non-Saxon-Weimarers, and need to make no hope of promotion.
Saxony-Weimarian subjects, who have attended foreign schools and academies without permission or have been taught by a private tutor, are no longer become to be enrolled at the University of Jena.


The priest authorised instead of the allowed two unmarried godfathers whose three at the baptism of the Maria Dorothea Gottschalg, what provoked a great deal of attention.

1806, 14th October

Battle of Jena and Auerstedt, afterwards French troops plundering Taubach for several days.


Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, Russians and Cossacks were quartered in Taubach.


Severe winter from late October to early April with low temperatures of -24°Ré (-30°C), on heights even -27°Ré (-34°C) [°Ré => degrees Réaumur].


444 people came to the Lord's Supper.


March Revolution in Germany, a municipal guard was formed in Taubach.


The Thuringian Railway Company put the goods train steam locomotive (Borsig 240/1849) with the road number 5 into service and gave it the name "ILM".


Emigrants (probably all to America):
Karl Friedrich August Deramé and wife Charlotte Karoline
Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Gottschalg
Christian Friedrich August Hänsgen


142 men and 148 women over 14 years lived in Taubach. In addition there were 124 children under 14 years, 59 boys and 65 girls, of whom 31 boys and 32 girls attended the school, that were 63 children.


Emigrants (probably all to America):
• Ms Ernestine Bergmeyer
• master linen weaver Mr Bernhard Gottschalg and wife


The crop yield of fruit and potatos were belittled by early frost from 4th to 6th October.
The water level of the Ilm river was low for several weeks at the end of the year, so that hardly any cattle feed could be ground.


Consolidation of arable land in Taubach.


The Bergisch-Markisch Railway Company put the express steam locomotive (Borsig 2554/1870) with the road number 358 into service and gave it the name "ILM".


Hard winter, which particularly harmed the fruit trees in the lowlands. It is reported, that many of the plum trees have still put forth and then died back.


It was cold until the May, a wet summer with scant of good days, average harvest, the wine did not come to maturity. A long and hard winter with an average of 40 to 55 cm of snow already set in at the end of October.


Taubach was connected to the electricity network.


Foundation of the worker sports association in Taubach.


Taubach received a water supply. The higher situated estates at the Illgensgraben and the Kleine Gasse could not be connected and received a housed water plug station at the side road of the Kleine Gasse.


Only one child was born in Taubach.


Ten children were born in Taubach, no marriages and deaths.
Formation of a Peasant and Workers' Council in Taubach.


14 children were born in Taubach, no marriages and deaths.


21 children were born in Taubach, no marriages and deaths.


15 children were born in Taubach, 21 children were confirmed, 11 couples wedded, 6 Taubachien died, 192 people participated in the Lord's Supper.


10 children were born in Taubach (six boys and four girls), 24 children were confirmed, five couples wedded, six Taubachien died, 158 people participated in the Lord's Supper.
Early cold in the autumn.


Only four children were sent to school.
A hesitant and cold spring, frequent rain impeded the sowing work in the fields, early thunderstorm activity.
On 9th April 1924 the bricklayer Mr H. Karl A. Rücker celebrated his 50th working jubilee by master bricklayer Mr Saalborn, who organized a celebration to honor the activities of the person celebrating his anniversary. Certainly a very special event at that time. Overall the employment relationship lasted 56 years.

1927, September (?)

Mrs Lydia Herdegen was driven down and injured in the Mellinger Gasse (Street to Mellingen) by a reckless driver. Already at that time, Pastor Tröge describes "that the Mellinger Gasse offers special difficulties for today's road traffic because of its narrowness and that the avoiding is often a feat for faced vehicles. Our fathers and forefathers have had not to dream of the frantic haste, with which chase the vehicles on the road today and created the roads to the then conditions."

1927, 02nd October

The Taubachien donated a total of 10 marks at the harvest festival church service, which were to be used for the Luther donation and the Protestant Germanness abroad.

1927, October

The pastor Rudolf Tröge points out that at funerals, where the body is laid out in the morgue on the Taubach cemetery, a spiritual comfort song is sung first in the home of the bereaved and only then all participants of the funeral (bereaved, pastor, teacher, Children's choir) resort to the cemetery. He attaches to this measure the hope that the aversion of the Taubachien against the placement of the bodies in the after sanitary interest (today one would say for hygienic reasons) built mortuary decline over time. Mr. Tröge fought so against the the customs and traditions, that the dead in its house, in which it spent its whole life, is laid out and honored.

1927, October

Heavy night frost after a long drought, which made plowing difficult or impossible.


168 out of 610 inhabitants came to the Lord's Supper.


The Taubach sports ground near the Ilm river was inaugurated.


Dr. Theodor Neubauer spoke in Taubach.


70 people came to the Lord's Supper.


7 children were born (4 boys and 3 girls), 102 people attended the sacrament, 7 Taubachien died, 6 marriages.


6 children were born, 9 Taubachien died


11 children, 5 boys and 6 girls, were born, 11 Taubachien died, 122 people took part in the sacrament.
Pastor Prediger was on Reinhardtsberg at Friedrichroda from 20 to 25 January 1934, "where pastors were aligned to the Third Reich in weekly training courses."


Foundation of the Agricultural Production Cooperative (German: Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft, LPG) in Taubach.


Formation of PGH Möbel und Wohnraum (furniture and living space) in Taubach (PGH => Production Cooperative of Crafts, German: Produktionsgenossenschaft des Handwerks).


Merger of the LPG Taubach with the LPG Oberweimar to the LPG "Edwin Hoernle" Taubach-Oberweimar. Edwin Hoernle (1883 - 1952) was a pastor's son, worked as a vicar after his theological studies and was a founding member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1919.
Taubach became fully cooperative on 27 March.


The Taubach municipal council decided to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the first mention of Taubach in 1970.

1968, 06th April

The Taubachien voted in a plebiscite in favor of the new socialist constitution of the German Democratic Republic.


The municipality of Taubach became the county champion of the Weimar land county in the competition "Schöner unsere Städte und Gemeinden" ("More beautiful our cities and municipalities").

1970, 12th - 21st June

Taubach celebrated the 750th anniversary of its first mention. In addition to the unveiling of the anniversary memorial stone, several concerts as well as sports and dance events took place, the Tennstädt Puppet Stage gave "Die Höllenfahrt des Doktor Faust" (The descent into hell of Doctor Faust) and the film "Ein Gang durch das 850 jährige Taubach" (A walk around the 850 years old Taubach) was premiered. The Kreisfotoschau (county photo exhibition) took place in the Haus der Freundschaft (House of Friendship) at the same time. The festivities ended with an impressive fireworks display.

2005, 25th March

A man wanted to save his dog from the flooding Ilm and came in distress. Another one wanted to stand by him, both drowned without chances. The dog survived.


A fishing place for handicapped persons was built at the Ilm river.


Very good wine year, probably the sweetest wine ever matured in Taubach.

2017, 19th Januar

A man was rescued from a fire brigade at a apartment fire in the Ritzel farmstead.

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