Küssow (noble family)
The family was first mentioned in a document with Nicolaus Küssow in 1336. The continuous line of the family begins with the advice of Duke Bogislaw VI. and heir to Quitzin and Megow , Heinrich von Küssow († after 1376).
Erasmus Ernst Friedrich von Küssow (1692-1757), Kurtrierer and then imperial chamberlain on 7 November 1723. The Brandeis on the Elbe with the salutation high and Honor in the imperial counts lifted .
The cousins Joachim Friedrich von Küssow (1709–1777), royal Prussian government councilor and heir to Klein Küssow with Verchland and Kunow , Joachim Balthasar von Küssow († after 1752), royal Prussian district administrator and heir to Kloxin , Hans Wilhelm von Küssow , Carl Wilhelm von Küssow , heir to Klücken and George Friedrich von Küssow , majorate to Quitzin, received the Prussian permission to use the title of count on August 8, 1752.
The limestone grave slab on the north wall of the chancel of the Benz Church , which shows the flat relief of the princely Chancellor Jakob von Küssow, who died in 1586 in a knightly garb, was originally located above the deceased's crypt in the center of the chancel.
The family's extensive estates were mainly in the Pomeranian districts of Pyritz and Grimmen, which also included Müggenwalde. But also in the Neumark, for example with Trampe in the district of Soldin , there was longstanding property. The family is said to have owned estates in Mecklenburg too, but not over the Mecklenburg indigenous people . Of the family goods, Klein Küssow with Verchland and Kunow, whose last owner was Count Jochen Friedrich von Küssow († 1777), passed through his daughter Friederike Gottliebe von Küssow to von Zastrow . Friedrich von Zastrow , user of Fideikommiss Verchland with Klein Küssow, established by his great-aunt Friederike von Zastrow, née Countess von Küssow, received a Prussian name association in Berlin on August 15, 1801 with the name von Küssow as von Zastrow called von Küssow . Megow stayed with the Küssow until 1797 , but then fell back to the von Schöning family, who had owned the estate before the Küssow . In Quitzin , the family's ancestral estate, the baroque mansion was built in 1607 for the ducal-Pomeranian councilor and Chancellor Erasmus von Küssow . This estate remained in the possession of the Counts of Küssow until the death of Count Ludwig Julius Erasmus von Küssow († 1824), with whom the male line died out ; a long inheritance dispute in Vienna ensued.
coat of arms
- The tribe coat of arms shows an uprooted black tree trunk in gold (or silver) from which three red leaves grow. On the helmet with red-gold (red-silver) covers a growing , red-clad and crowned virgin , holding a red leaf in each hand, her crown decorated with a red leaf.
- The Count crest (1723) shows in gevierten and heart shield (strain Crest) occupied plate: in boxes 1 and 4 in silver two red beams from the lower einwärtswachsend a crowned black bear ; 2 and 3 in gold two black diagonal bars. Three helmets: on the right one with black and silver blankets the growing bear, on the middle one the virgin (family coat of arms) and on the left one with black and gold blankets a natural peacock bump . Shield holder : two crowned red griffins .
- Michel Küssow († 1558), Pomeranian chamberlain from 1540–1547
- Jacob Küssow († 1586), court marshal Duke Philip I , captain of Wolgast and Pudagla
- Christian Küssow († after 1586), professor of law in Greifswald , Pomeranian councilor, captain of Grimmen and Tribsees , canon at the cathedral monastery of Cammin and commander of the Order of St. John
- Georg Küssow († before 1616), Pomeranian court master
- Erasmus Küssow († 1629), Pomeranian chamberlain , councilor, chancellor, district administrator and captain of Franzburg , prelate and scholastic at the cathedral monastery of Cammin
- Christian Ulrich Küssow († 1569), Holstein Council
- Hans Küssow (1613–1662), Brandenburg-Pomeranian district administrator, prelate and scholastic at the cathedral monastery of Cammin
- Kaspar Ernst von Küssow (1634–1686), Brandenburg colonel, Lord of Klücken and Kloxin
- Bernd Joachim von Küssow (1687–1743), Prussian district administrator for the Pyritz district
- Erasmus Ernst Friedrich von Küssow (1692–1757), Elector Chamberlain, Imperial Real Privy Councilor and Chamberlain
- Joachim Friedrich von Küssow (1709–1777), Prussian government councilor and Knight of St. John
- Christian Friedrich von Küssow (1721–1758), Prussian district administrator in the Soldin district
- Joachim Balthasar von Küssow († after 1752), Prussian district administrator
- Julius Theodor Bagmihl : Pommersches Wappenbuch . Volume 2, Stettin 1846, pp. 168-173. , Tfl. 62 (family coat of arms) , Tfl. 63 (double coat of arms) , Tfl. 67 (seal)
- Rudolph Baumgardt: Family chronicle of the descendants of Wilhelmine Barnewitz born. Countess von Küssow and Henriette Reimer born. Countess von Küssow . 1907/1927
- Genealogical manual of the nobility , Adelslexikon. Volume VII, Volume 97 of the complete series, CA Starke Verlag , Limburg (Lahn) 1989, pp. 75-76
- Ronald Gerhardt: von Küssow or The Red Book. Family chronicle of the male line of the counts von Küssow and their descendants of female descent , Berlin, self-published by Ronald Gerhardt 1994.
- Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Gräfliche Häuser . Justus Perthes , Gotha 1865, pp. 473–476. (Family line and older genealogy) to 1878 (older genealogy), 1882 and 1883 (Nekrolog)
- Carl Gesterding : Genealogies and / or family foundations Pomeranian, especially knightly families . First collection. G. Reimer, Berlin 1842, pp. 260-314.
- Ernst Heinrich Kneschke : New general German nobility lexicon . Volume 5, Leipzig 1864, pp. 323-324.
- Leopold von Ledebur : Nobility Lexicon of the Prussian Monarchy . Volume 1, Berlin 1855, p. 493 ; Volume 3, 1858, p. 297.
- George Adalbert von Mülverstedt , Otto Titan von Hefner , Alfred Grenser , Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt : J. Siebmacher's large and general book of arms . VI. Volume, 10th department, extinct Mecklenburg nobility. Bauer & Raspe, Nuremberg 1902, Tfl. 75; III. Volume, 1st Division, The Nobility of the Kingdom of Prussia: Counts and Barons. 1857, Tfl. 17; III. Volume, 2nd section, 1st volume, The blooming nobility of the Kingdom of Prussia: Nobles. 1878, Tfl. 274; VI. Volume, 5th Department, The Dead Nobility of the Province and Mark Brandenburg. 1880, Tfl. 30; VI. Volume, 9th Department, Extinct Prussian Nobility: Province of Pomerania. 1894, Tfl. 31.
- New genealogical-schematic Reichs- und Staats-Handbuch , Frankfurt am Main 1760, pp. 206-208.
- Leopold von Zedlitz-Neukirch : New Prussian Adelslexicon . Volume 3, Leipzig 1837, pp. 184-186.
- Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels , Adelslexikon Volume XVI, Volume 137 of the complete series, pp. 467–469.
- Frank Selge: The process of the Teutonic Order for the New West Pomerania estate of Count Erasmus Ernst Friedrich Graf and Herr zu Küssow and Megow in the years 1824 to 1841. In: Lectures on Mecklenburg family research. Issue 10, 2001, pp. 47-64.
- Rolf Straubel : Biographical manual of the Prussian administrative and judicial officials 1740–1806 / 15 . In: Historical Commission to Berlin (Ed.): Individual publications . 85. KG Saur Verlag, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-23229-9 , pp. 539 ( limited preview in Google Book search). (in the article about the son Christian Friedrich von Küssow).
- Rolf Straubel : Biographical manual of the Prussian administrative and judicial officials 1740–1806 / 15 . In: Historical Commission to Berlin (Ed.): Individual publications . 85. KG Saur Verlag, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-23229-9 , pp. 539-540 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).