Birch honey meal
|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Association municipality :||Knowledge|
|Height :||253 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||18.14 km 2|
|Residents:||2488 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||137 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||57587|
|Area code :||02742|
|License plate :||AK|
|Community key :||07 1 32 008|
|LOCODE :||DE BHG|
|Community structure:||25 districts|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 75
|Local Mayor :||Hubert Wagner|
|Location of the local community Birken-Honigsessen in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
Birken-Honigsessen is located in the transition area of the Northern Westerwald / Bergisches Land / Siegerland - in the so-called Wildenburger Land , the name of which is derived from Wildenburg Castle . Birch honey food is close to the border with North Rhine-Westphalia .
The core town, four kilometers north of the city of Wissen , consists of the two individual villages, birch and honey food, which have practically grown together. The larger district of Honigsessen, in particular, is a typical, long street village . In total, the community is divided into 25 districts and residential areas :
- Bilgen red
- Birch trees
- Forsthaus Giebelhardt
- Forsthaus Oberbirkholz
- Honey food
- Mill drawer
- Soaps by birches
- Lower birch wood
origin of the name
The precipitated Name "Honigsessen" has nothing "eat honey" with the obvious to do but probably comes from the old German "Hone" ( Honnschaft from) that is part -sessen possibly stands for office.
The first documentary mention dates from the year 1505. The development of the village began as a feudal estate and further farms were built. In the past centuries the inhabitants found their employment primarily in mining, especially in the local Eisenhardt and Geyersecke mines .
The " Topographical-Statistical Description of the Royal Prussian Rhine Province " from 1830 describes the communities of Birken and Bruchen as follows:
- “The municipality of Birken with 343 inhabitants consists of the hamlets, farms and houses: Brühl, Eisenhardt, Mühlenthal and Mühle, Uhrigs, Schützenkamp, Uhrigshardt, Bilgenroth, Diedrichshof, Ober- and Unter-Birkenbühl, Kölzen, Hohenholz, Seifen, Nieder- and Ober-Bach, chicken, honey food and Wolfswinkel ”.
- "The municipality of Bruchen with 241 inhabitants consists of the hamlets of Höfen, Hütten and Mühlen: Bruchen, Dietershagen, Ober- and Unter-Birkholz, Euelbach, Mühlenschlade, Ober- and Unter-Neuroth, Ortel, Steckelbach, Wippen, Wiederbach and Willerwies".
On August 1, 1978, the community was renamed from "Birken-Bruchen" to "Birken-Honigsessen".
The development of the population of birch honey food, the values from 1939 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The municipal council in Birken-Honigsessen consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman. By 2014 the council had 20 council members.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voting Group Birken-Honigsessen e. V.
Hubert Wagner (FWG) is the local mayor of Birken-Honey Essen. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 81.82% of the vote.
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the village of Birken-Honigsessen is a Spanish, split shield . In the heraldic right field there are two green sheaves of wheat crossed on a silver background, in the left field open slab tongs. In the lower field that splits the shield a silver tent roof church can be seen on a green background. The ears have the farming out the slab tongs reminiscent of the rolling mill in knowledge that since 1912, several generations of the place work was, the tent roof Church points to the local Catholic church.
Sights and culture
In Birken-Honsessen there are some cultural monuments that are listed as historical monuments.
- The Catholic parish church of St. Elisabeth, also known as the "tent roof church", is a square quarry stone building built in 1929/30 according to the designs of the Cologne diocesan master builder Dominikus Böhm , including the southern longitudinal wall of the earlier church from 1884 and the southern apse from 1723.
- The former rectory, a rented house from 1899; partly half-timbered (main street).
- An inn, built around 1800 or first half of the 19th century; Fachwerk (main street).
- Two half-timbered houses from the 19th century (Eisenhardtstrasse and Talstrasse).
- Two other half-timbered houses around 1800 or older (Euelbach and Unterbirkholz).
- Monument zone " Pingenzug Eisenhardt in the Birken district".
- Schützenfest (annually on the first weekend in August)
- Erhard Böhmer: The "Birkener Hof", the oldest part of the double village of Birken-Honigsessen. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58. 2015, pp. 59–64.
- Erhard Böhmer: On the history of the community Birken-Honigsessen . In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen , vol. 50 (2007), pp. 86–93 (1st part), vol. 51 (2008), pp. 100–105 (2nd part), vol. 52 (2009 ), Pp. 81-86 (3rd part).
- Norbert Langenbach: Mining in the districts of Hövels, Katzwinkel, Elkhausen, Birken, honey food and knowledge, victory . Verlag Wissener Posts, Wissen 1995.
- Norbert Langenbach: The “Neue Eisenhardt” and “Geyersecke, Stöckerdamm” pits with birch honey dinners . Roth 2003.
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 17 (PDF; 3 MB).
- Norbert Langenbach: The pits "Neue Eisenhardt" and "Geyersecke, Stöckerdamm" at birch honey dinners . Roth 2003.
- Friedrich von Restorff : Topographical-Statistical Description of the Royal Prussian Rhine Province , Nicolai, Berlin and Stettin 1830, p. 702 ( Google Books )
- Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 186 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Birch Honey Meal. Retrieved November 10, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The State Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Knowledge, Verbandsgemeinde, first line of results. Retrieved November 10, 2019 .
- General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - Altenkirchen district. Mainz 2019, p. 6 (PDF; 5.2 MB).
- Ordinance of the Altenkirchen district administration dated August 15, 2005