Heinrich Ernst Boeters (theologian)

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Heinrich Ernst Boeters (born January 17, 1893 in Schönebeck (Elbe) , † December 5, 1945 in Greifswald ) was a Protestant pastor and consistorial councilor in the church province of Pomerania of the Evangelical Church of the Old Prussian Union .


Heinrich Ernst Boeters began studying philosophy at the University of Halle in 1914 . From 1915 to 1918 he did military service. After the First World War he started studying theology.

In 1922 he passed the first theological exam in Stettin and a year later the second theological exam in Magdeburg . In 1924 he was ordained to a spiritual office in Wittenberg .

From 1924 to 1926 Boeters was study inspector at the seminary in Wittenberg. At Easter 1926 he was appointed by the Evangelical Oberkirchenrat of the Church of the Old Prussian Union to the pastoral office in Körlin / Hinterpommern in the parish of Belgard . From the summer of 1931 he was superintendent of the Pomeranian church district Bublitz .

In 1936 Boeters was appointed to the consistory of the Pomeranian Province in Stettin . Initially he worked as a consistorial councilor for four years, then until 1945 as senior consistorial councilor. After the death of Bishop Karl Thom , who belonged to the German Christians , Boeters also took over the duties of general superintendent in the ecclesiastical province of Pomerania.

On March 21, 1945, Boeters was abducted while on the run and did not return from internment until October 31, 1945. He died of typhus five weeks later in Greifswald.


  • Werner Klän: The Evangelical Church of Pomerania in the republic and dictatorship. History and design of a Prussian church province. 1914-1945 . Publications of the Historical Commission for Pomerania, Series V, Issue 30. Böhlau Verlag, Cologne Weimar Vienna 1995, ISBN 3-412-04195-5 .
predecessor Office successor
Karl Thom (Bishop of Cammin)
Johannes Grell (Provost of the Ecclesiastical Province of Grenzmark Posen-West Prussia)
Consistorial councilor and acting general superintendent of Pomerania (Ostsprengel)
Karl von Scheven (from 1947 Bishop of the Pomeranian Evangelical Church)