The Bornmeister was a supervisor in a salt works in the 16th and 17th centuries . In other areas, e.g. B. in Halle he was called Äugler , Ögler or Oigler . The name Äugler was derived from his main task, the distribution of the brine , because he had to keep a watchful eye during the distribution.
The Bornmeister (Äugler) supervised the work of the Bornknechte in the salt works, so that they carried out the distribution of the brine properly and conscientiously. In addition to the Bornmeister, there were also Ober- and Unterornmeister. In the salt works in Lüneburg the Bornmeister was called Seiger .
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