Johann Josef Kewer

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Johann Josef Kewer (born August 25, 1810 in Bacharach ; † April 25, 1903 in Rheinberg ) was a German notary , poet and local writer.


Kewer first attended the Progymnasium in Boppard from 1822 to 1826 and passed the Abitur examination in Koblenz in 1830 . In the winter semester of 1830, he enrolled at the University of Bonn and began studying law.

In August 1848 he was appointed notary for the judicial district of Neumagen , previously he worked in Wadern . From 1856 he was based in Rheinberg on the Lower Rhine and worked there as a notary. In 1880 he was the second chairman of the Association of History Friends and carried the title of judiciary .

In 1898 Kewer was made an honorary citizen of Rheinberg. He was a bearer of the Red Eagle Order 3rd class. His estate is in the Rheinberg City Archives.


In 1828 he published a collection of poems under the title Synod of Spring . Another volume of poems was published in 1830 , dedicated to his patron Johann Josef Reiff . A new edition was published in 1834 under the title Rheinische Lieder . The reviewer in the papers for literary entertainment judged it: "Without platitude and pomp, but also without an ethereal swing".

Several of Kewer's poems were printed in magazines, for example in Der Wanderer am Rheine and an der Mosel in 1834, in the Deutsches Musenalmanach in 1836 and in the Rheinisches Odeon in 1839. He is also with contributions in the anthology published by Johann Baptist Wendelin Heydinger Die Eiffel (1853) represented.

His text Ein Lied vom Moselwein was set to music by Wilhelm Schauseil in 1885 .

Web links

  • Johann Josef Kewer , biography and estate in the portal

Individual evidence

  1. Directory of Students, WS 1830/31 , accessed on June 11, 2013
  2. Königlich Privilegierte Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Schehrten Dinge, No. 187, August 13, 1848
  3. Johann Josef Kewer , biography and estate in the portal
  4. digitized at Dilibri , accessed on June 11, 2013
  5. Leaves for literary entertainment, No. 212, July 31, 1835, p. 874
  6. ^ Wilhelm Schauseil (1834-1892): A song from Mosel wine. Score. Text by JJ Kewer. (= Songs for one voice with piano accompaniment. 35). Siegel, Leipzig 1885.