Johannes Mebus

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Johannes Georg Dietrich Mebus (born November 19, 1896 in Middelburg, Transvaal , † January 8, 1979 in Leonberg ) was a Protestant theologian and German politician ( CDU ).


Johannes Mebus was the son of geologist Dr. Erwin Mebus and attended high schools in Rudolstadt , Erfurt , there the Realgymnasium, and Berlin , before he began studying theology at the University of Jena , which he continued in Berlin. In 1920 he became assistant preacher at the Friedrichswerder Church in Berlin and Schmargendorf. After his ordination on November 7, 1921, he moved to Grössin as pastor , and in 1927 to the Petrikirche in Bielefeld . After his expulsion by the Gestapo in 1936 due to a physical conflict at the entrance to the parish hall, he was provisional pastor in Helbra , Eisleben district, from 1936 to 1938 . Then he was pastor at St. Thomas in Erfurt for 30 years until 1968 . Here he became superintendent and in 1954 senior of the Evangelical Ministry in Erfurt. The retirement took place in 1968.


Mebus had been married to Irmgard Hebel, daughter of the senior physician Karl Hebel, and had two sons since August 2, 1938.


From 1946 to 1950 Mebus was a member of the Erfurt city council, the state parliament in Thuringia and the people 's chamber . In the Thuringian state parliament he worked as parliamentary group leader of the CDU , which he had co-founded in Thuringia.


  • Karl-Eckhard Hahn: For the sake of freedom of Christian preaching. Pastor Johannes Mebus as parliamentarian 1946–1950 . In: Church and Church Tasks in Parliamentary Debates in Thuringia , pp. 177–225.
  • Parish book of the ecclesiastical province of Saxony. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Leipzig 2006, ISBN 978-3-374-02138-3 , Vol. 6 Biograms Me – P, p. 10

Individual evidence

  1. Jochen Lengemann . Thuringian state parliaments 1919-1952. Boehlau Verlag 2014 ISBN 9783412221799
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