Schwabish Hall, Schwabish Hall, Baden-Wuerttemberg. A Remmick-Hubert Home Site Page
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Schwaebish [Schwabish] Hall, Schwaebish [Schwabish] Hall, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
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St. Michael Church and Square
THE HISTORY OF SCHAEBISH HALL
Schwaebish Hall is a town with many old buildings in their original state to the delight of the many tourists and photographers visiting it every day just like my husband, Garry, and I did in 1991.
The German town was founded on a Keltic settlement site which was prosperous because of it salt springs which produced the salt needed for preserving food.
Under the Emperor Barbarossa the town received it's charter in 1156. 110 years later the town became a "free imperial city".
The city lies in tiers along the River Kocher and it's marvelous old footbridges are an added photographer's delight. One of the old road bridges is shown here..
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|A marvelous old bridge which crosses the River Kocher. Click on photograph and go to list of German villages in which the Remmick and Hubert Families lived before migration eastward to Austria-Hungary, Poland and, or, Russia.|
The town is nestled along the north-eastern fringes of the Swabian Forest.
Highlights to see are the following and dated for additional information:
13th and 14th Century:
1343 -St. Katharina Church
1456 - St. Michael Church
1494 - M. Erhat's high altar and crucifix in St. Michael Church dated 1456
1505 - Keckenburg House which was a nobleman's family, now, is a museum showing historical collections of the town people
1585 - Goldener Alder Inn was built and continues to serve people as an Inn
1507 -The old arsenal known as "Gross Buechsenhaus", also known as the Great Hall
1515- Crailsheim Gate
1732 - The town hall was built in the Barque style.
Most roads of a town, known for it's production of salt are in direct line to large cities who's merchants carried the salt, were heavily traveled. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that a nobel family took a keen interest in the area and gained farther wealth by owning the mines. It was in the early 9th c. that one such family left it's mark.
Just three miles SE from Schwaebish Hall is the defensive Abbey of Comburg founded in 1076 by Graf Burkhard II of Rotenburg-Comburg.
The town had it's own mint which produced Imperial silver coins, known as "Haller pfennigne" or Heller, which some museums have on display. Hallers early coins can hold dated as far back as the 11th c..
See General Map which shows where Schwaebish Hall can be found.
THE HISTORY OF SCHWAEBISH HALL, THE TOWN
List of Photographs of the town.
Tourtist Map: Nicker Valley Romantic Road
List of Photographs of the Town of Schwaebish Hall
BUTZ (Buss) FAMILY
A Remmick-Hubert Family History
Schwaebish Hall was where our ancestor Christian Butz [Buss] was born in 1716. His family 's history is connected to the brewing and selling of beer. Christian's father hosted/owned a place called White Horse Inn.
Christina Frey, dau. of Greog Frey, a baker in Aidlingen, Wu., Germany
Christian Butz's father , Jorge Butz, was not born in the town of Schwabish Hall but in the district of Schwabish Hall but in the village of Grossaspach where he owned/hosted the White Horse Inn.
Butz's White Horse Inn, Grossaspach / Schwaebish Hall, Wu [Baden-Wu]
*blue indicates direct ancestor of Judy A. Remmick-Hubert, webmistress
See Schweikert Genealogy Home Site. - Index Page for other families connected to Butz
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