Joachim Lehrmann

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Joachim Lehrmann (* 1949 in Einbeck ) is a German engineer , genealogist , local historian and author of regional history . He has lived in Hämelerwald in the Hanover region since 1972 .

life and work

education and profession

Joachim Lehrmann grew up in Einbeck, attended the Goethe School there and learned the trade of toolmaker. He completed his training as the state winner of this subject in the performance competition of the German craft for the federal states of Lower Saxony and Bremen (Landesinnungsverband Metall Niedersachsen and Bremen) in 1970. He studied mechanical and apparatus engineering at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences with a degree in engineering . He temporarily led the corps of the Tubalia student association.

During his career in research and pre-development ( construction and control technology ) at WABCO-Westinghouse GmbH in Hanover with a focus on automotive control technology ( pneumatics and electronics ), he was one of a small group of developers and inventors of a new type of electropneumatic circuit for heavy commercial vehicles. It was one of the decisive factors behind the choice of the Mercedes-Benz SK (heavy class) as " Truck of the year " in 1990.

Commitment to regional history and nature

Already in his youth, Joachim Lehrmann developed an interest in the local history of the region between Lüneburg Heath , Harz and Weser . Research into our own ancestors in this area provided the impetus for numerous family and regional history publications, including 10 books and numerous articles.

As an adolescent, Lehrmann dealt with botany and entomology . His formative teachers and accompanying mentors included the nature conservation officer for the Einbeck district , Jürgen Koch, and the parasitic wasp researcher Rolf Hinz . A butterfly collection built up by Lehrmann in this context has been available for research at the University of Rostock since 2018 .

Lehrmann conducted his own family research for decades , a. a. regarding his ancestral family van Twedorp / von Zweydorff , together with Dieter von Zweydorff from Rostock. The results were largely incorporated into his "Family Tables von Zweydorff / van Twedorp" 1984 as well as the first volumes of the subsequent additions to the tables from 2006. In this context, numerous Braunschweig and Lüneburg patrician families were researched . Their constant involvement in feuds of the Middle Ages led to publications on the topics of robber barons and robber gangs from a regional perspective.

After archival activities, especially with regard to own ancestors as mill owners and paper manufacturers ( handmade paper ), etc. a. in the mill village of Räbke am Elm, Lehrmann described this place as “Lower Saxony's old paper-making village”, one of the temporarily large paper locations in Lower Saxony and Prussia. These activities also shed light on the early history of the book trade and the history of publishing at what was then Lower Saxony's only university in Helmstedt . As part of his research on the history of paper, Lehrmann showed the importance of the Duchy of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel in the invention of wood paper . Women among his ancestors who were accused of witchcraft prompted him to research and deal with witch trials. This led to the discovery of the forgotten committed fighter against the then established witch madness Justus Oldekop , who was quite lonely in his time.


Fonts (selection)

  • RÄBKE (am Elm), Lower Saxony's old papermaking village - once the location of important paper mills, - Ed .: Räbker Förderverein Mühle Liesebach eV, 2014
  • Faith in witches and demons in Braunschweig. The history of persecution from a regional perspective (greatly expanded and revised 2nd edition), Lehrte 2009, ISBN 978-3-9803642-8-7
  • Gold makers, scholars and crooks. The search for the Philosopher's Stone in the federal states of Braunschweig, Hanover and Hildesheim . Lehrte 2008, ISBN 978-3-9803642-7-0
  • Robber barons between Heide, Harz and Weser - robbery, murder and fire, self-published by Lehrte 2007, ISBN 978-3-9803642-6-3
  • Hunting of witches in Hanover-Calenberg (and Calenberg-Göttingen) , Lehrte 2005, ISBN 978-3-9803642-5-6
  • Gangs of robbers between Harz and Weser - Braunschweig, Hanover, Hildesheim and southern Lower Saxony , Lehrte 2004, ISBN 978-3-9803642-4-9
  • For and against the madness - witch hunt in the Hochstift Hildesheim , and "A contender against the witch madness" - Lower Saxony's unknown early enlightenment officer ( Justus Oldekop ). Lehrte 2003, ISBN 978-3-9803642-3-2
  • Crusades, pagan warfare and persecution of heretics from a regional perspective / Hildesheim and Braunschweiger references , Lehrte 2000, 243 pp. ISBN 978-3-9803642-2-5
  • Faith in witches and demons in the state of Braunschweig / The history of persecution under regional aspects , Hanover, 1997, approx. 200 pages ISBN 978-3-9803642-1-8
  • Outstanding locations of book and paper history in Lower Saxony / Helmstedter and Räbker book and paper history , Lehrte / Hämelerwald, 1994, ISBN 978-3-9803642-0-1

Other media

  • CD: Genealogy of mobile groups of people - exciting history and overcoming many dead spots . 2005. Overview in the accompanying brochure p. 45.
  • CD: Justus Oldekop and the Hexenwahn (script & direction: Silas Degen, Radio Tonkuhle 2017), historical radio play based on "For and against the madness"

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Very personally" - in: Einbecker Presse (Hann. Presse No. 121), May 28, 1970.
  2. WABCO-aktuell No. 14, Hannover 1983, p. 6.
  3. WABCO-EPS switches off switching problems - in: WABCO aktuell, no .: 21 / June 1986, p. 27f. // A new super truck ... and electronic shifting aid EPS - in: Trucker, 1985, No. 10, pp. 60–64. // Lastauto Omnibus 11/1985, p. 29. // Lastauto Omnibus 12/1985, p. 19.
  4. Notes in the book - see also Fricke van Twedorp / von Zweydorff: From the life of a patrician and basin worker entrepreneur in the Braunschweig Neustadt - around 1400 , in: Braunschweigische Heimat, 2016, No. 2, pp. 8-19
  5. Joachim Lehrmann: The patrician family v. Grönhagen , in Grünhagen-Nachrichten 2011, no. 43, pp. 10–18 and no. 44, pp. 5–12.
  6. Joachim Lehrmann: Braunschweigische Pioneers - and the invention of "a new kind of paper from Holtz matter" by Johann Georg von Langen , in: Braunschweigische Heimat, 2017, issue 3, pp. 13-20
  7. Lehrmann, Joachim: For and against the madness - witch hunt in the Hochstift Hildesheim ", and" A contender against the witch madness "- Lower Saxony's unknown early enlightenment. Lehrte 2003, 272 pages, ISBN 978-3-9803642-3-2 . Lehrmann, Joachim: Justus Oldekop, fighter against the witchcraft and early enlightenment, - in the scientific anniversary volume: 1200 years of the Diocese of Halberstadt - Städtisches Museum Halberstadt, 2004, pp. 149–162
  8. Genealogy Day 2005 (PDF file)