Jacob yours

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Jakob Ihrig , known as Raubacher Jockel , (* May 5, 1866 in Raubach , Odenwald ; † October 24, 1941 there ) was an Odenwald original , which became famous after his death through numerous traditional stories and corresponding songs.


Yours did not have a learned profession, but was at the same time a community servant, grave digger, clockmaker, broom maker, charcoal burner, musician and much more. During his lifetime he was already known as a popular musician at church festivals with the accordion and double bass, although he had never learned to read music. Numerous anecdotes of real or alleged events with him have been handed down, many of them were set to music by musicians in the southern Hessian region and contributed to a certain myth formation. Jakob Ihrig received board and lodging from Raubach residents until his death, as he was otherwise completely destitute.


In his hometown Raubach, a memorial stone commemorates the most famous original of the Odenwald. An almost 13 km long hiking trail is named after him, on which various information boards tell about his life. A beer was also named after him and a bronze monument was erected in his honor in Wald-Michelbach . The summer games Überwald played the play Der Raubacher Jockel - Ein Singspiel in the 2015 season .


  • Horst Schnur : The Raubacher Jockel: Life story of an Odenwald original , 2016

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Stephanie Aurelia Runge: Odenwald travel guide , Michael Müller Verlag , [1]
  2. Jakob Ihrig or the Raubacher Jockel Köhler, unskilled laborer, grave digger, musician and original from the Odenwald. In: morr-siedelsbrunn.de. Retrieved October 2, 2017 .
  3. Raubacher-Jockel-Weg. http://www.tourismus-odenwald.de , accessed on October 3, 2017 .
  4. Rothenberg: Raubacher-Jockel-Weg - forest and meadow hike on the trail. In: outdooractive.com. Retrieved October 2, 2017 .
  5. Raubacher-Jockel schmucker-bier.de
  6. DuMont BILDATLAS Odenwald, p. 87 [2]
  7. Our pieces Summer Games Überwald