Poll (Nörvenich)

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Nörvenich municipality
Coordinates: 50 ° 46 ′ 52 ″  N , 6 ° 40 ′ 8 ″  E
Height : 130 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.03 km²
Residents : 271  (May 31, 2020)
Population density : 67 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1969
Postal code : 52388
Area code : 02426
Local map

Poll is a village in the municipality of Nörvenich in the Düren district ( North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany ).



The village of Poll is nestled in the fields of the Zülpicher Börde , away from the major roads. With its gardens and trees, it sets a strong green point in the otherwise treeless, almost table-level landscape on the southeast border of the municipality of Nörvenich. The eastern boundary of the district is also the district boundary . The map gives altitude values ​​between 128 and 133  m above sea level for the bollard area . NHN .


The place name

Poll is first mentioned in a document on November 30th 1147. Archbishop Arnold I of Cologne confirms the possessions in Poll in a document.

The Rhenish dictionary interprets the place name Poll as "an elevated, grass-covered part of a plain, especially when it is surrounded by water".

The German name book is reminiscent of the dialect "pol", which is derived here from " Pfuhl ", swamp or pond .

The Rheinische Flurnamen explain the name of "small increase in otherwise flat terrain" and a "by draining Resulting pastures". The scientific explanations connect the interpretation of the name with the elevation from the plain , with water and with grass or pastureland .

Modern times

Poll was incorporated into Nörvenich on January 1, 1969.

The village street

School system

The old school

The Catholic elementary school was on Petrusstrasse in Poill . It has been used as a shooting range for years.

A Johann Stollenwerk is known as the first teacher for the period from 1853 to 1884. He was followed on November 11, 1885 by teacher Wilhelm Herzog. How long he was on duty is not known. There is no data from teacher Klösgen, his successor, but teacher Badenheuer came in 1894. Maubach was the successor. Bergs taught from 1896 to 1897. TeacherLeuchter stayed for only one year, while teacher Werner stayed for two years, namely until the turn of the century. The teachers changed quickly. Kreutz was a teacher in Poll for only one year (1901). Heinrich Borsch taught from April 15, 1901 to April 15, 1902. In the past, the teachers usually changed around Easter , when the school year ended and a new one began. Franz Joseph Rohling followed from April 1903 to April 1, 1904. Gerhard Hilgers came 5 months later, on September 1st, 1904 and stayed until September 30th, 1905. As no teacher could be found again, Bernhard Hündgen from Hochkirchen took over the substitute. Johann Lutterbach remained active as a teacher a little longer, namely from April 1, 1906 to March 31, 1911. Kaspar Zimmermann began his service on April 1, 1911. From February 1915 to December 1918, he did military service in the First World War . During this time Maria Eikmann took over his representation. Zimmermann taught again until October 31, 1921. From November 1, 1921 to March 31, 1932, Ferdinand Schwartz taught in the small village of Poll. During the war from 1939 to around 1946 there were no schools in the village. School started again on August 1, 1946 with teacher Rudolf Rudolff. He worked there until May 1, 1949. Alois Spang then taught until September 1, 1957 (when he retired). Werner Blum was a teacher in Poll from November 8, 1957 to October 1, 1964. The last teacher was Edmund Kuckertz from December 13, 1964 until the primary school was closed on September 7, 1967.

Architectural monuments


Today it is no longer imaginable how the area looked centuries ago when the place name was created. In any case, a slight increase in the wide plain can no longer be determined. Until not so long ago there were larger and smaller ponds in the village and on the outskirts , almost all of which have disappeared due to the lowering of the groundwater in recent decades. These were the “Liese Graben”, the “Neresse Pool”, the drinking troughs and the “Schmitze Weiher”. This accumulation of water over a relatively small area confirms the scientists' findings.

Population development

Population development
year population year population year population
1885 209 1905 203 1925 190
1945 166 1955 190 1965 161
1975 176 1985 173 1995 185
2005 220 2010 251 2015 252

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.noervenich.de/gemeinde/einwohnerzahlen-monatlich/20200602-Einwohnerzahlen-05-2020.pdf
  2. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 77 .
  3. Karl Heinz Türk , teacher at the former Catholic primary schools in the Nörvenich community, 1989, published by the Nörvenich community

Web links

Commons : Poll  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files