Roeder von Diersburg (noble family)

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Family coat of arms of the Roeder von Diersburg

Roeder von Diersburg (also historically von Hohenrod , von Rode , von Rodirn , Roder , Rodder , Roeder / Röder , Roederer / Röderer , Röder / Roeder von Renchen , Röder von Diersburg , Röder von Tiersperg or von Roeder zu Diersburg ) is the name of a noble family that belongs to the original nobility of the Ortenau . Branches of the sex persist to this day. Family days have been held as required since 1902.


Hohenrod Castle

Ancestral castle of the family was Hohenrode (also called Brigittenschloss , built in the middle of the 11th century, ruin after 1524) near Sasbachwalden . From the Ortenau the family first spread to Alsace . The first verifiable family member is Burcard von Hohenrod , documented April 12, 1197. The progenitor of the only remaining main line of Renchen (later von Diersburg , after the rule Diersburg acquired in 1455 ) is the squire Dietrich the Elder Roder, documented in 1381.

In 1474 the family was one of the founders of the Swabian Imperial Knighthood , Canton of Ortenau.

During the 18th century the Barons Roeder von Diersburg belonged to the imperial knighthood in the knightly canton Neckar , district Ortenau, of the Swabian knightly circle , because of the rule Diersburg . 1802 were Philipp Ferdinand, Philipp Friedrich Karl Ludwig August, Georg, Ludwig and Egenolf Christian Roeder von Diersburg, Lords of Diersburg and Reichenbach. On May 9, 1742, members of the family were enrolled in the knightly district of Lower Alsace , after the family had already resided there in the year 1680 and belonged to the knighthood with their goods. The French recognition of the baronage took place on August 6, 1773 in Compiègne, the grand-ducal Baden confirmation of the use of the title of baron (for the entire family) on April 24, 1911 in Karlsruhe.

The progenitor of the lines that flourished around 1865 is Georg VI. (1556-1601). He was a German knight, left this order in 1587, converted to the Lutheran denomination and married Ursula, née von Fegersheim. His sons Franz Sebastian and Georg Friedrich donated the lines:

  1. Older line, which belongs to the Catholic denomination, whose boss around 1865 was Karl Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg (* 1789), senior of the family.
  2. Younger Line, Evangelical Denomination,
    1. Younger line, older branch, which again divided into two branches, whose bosses were Wilhelm Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg (* 1809), Braunschweig lieutenant colonel a. D., and Philipp Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg (1801–1864), lieutenant general from Baden.
    2. Younger line, Younger branch: The boss was Karl Ludwig Ferdinand Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg (* 1810), Baden state stable master, in 1865.

The natural son of Friedrich Adolf Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg (1714–1787), 16th senior of the family and fiefdom holder of the Diersburg lordship in Baden, former Lieutenant Colonel of Hesse-Darmstadt from the connection with Eleonore Christine Reinheimer , Friedrich Röder (1751–1831) , Grand Ducal Hessian captain, founded a also Protestant Hessian family in 1751, which uses both the name Baron Roeder von Diersburg and the coat of arms of the noble family Roeder von Diersburg . From his marriage to Anna Regine Brodecker (1753-1825) three sons and one daughter were born. Two sons, Ernst Röder , Grand Ducal Hessian Colonel and Commander of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, and Ludwig Röder, Grand Ducal Hessian Lieutenant Colonel in the 2nd Infantry Regiment and their nephew Karl Christian Röder , Grand Ducal Hessian Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry Regiment, received their military positions on September 21 1839 and on April 1, 1853 the grand ducal Hessian recognition of title and name.

Gut Diersburg (Philippshof) in Baden is still run by the family as a winery today.

The manor Völkershausen in Hesse came to the Barons Roeder von Diersburg in the 20th century through an inheritance from the von und zu Gilsa family . The local Gut Marienhof (Völkershausen) is a separate farm that also belongs to the family.

coat of arms

Seal with family crest (1797)

The family coat of arms (oldest seal Burcard des Roders July 6, 1274) shows in red a transverse, downward-looking, gold-armored silver eagle . On the helmet a gold-armored silver eagle's trunk. The helmet covers are red-silver.

Motto : Right, just, upright.

The same coat of arms in a different tinge , a black eagle in gold, was also used by the Alsatian family of Eytingen.

Known family members


This Roeder family must be distinguished from some sexes with identical names: the Röder (Roeder) belonging to the ancient nobility of Anhalt, who first appeared in 1339 with Hans Reder and received a confirmation of the status of a Württemberg baron in 1835; Roeder from Lower Franconia, since 1526 on an estate in Rödelsee, who have appeared in the nobility in Silesia since 1761; Roeder (Röder) belonging to the Vogtland nobility with the presumed parent company Rodau near Plauen, who first appeared in 1333 with the knight Heinrich Roder and were enrolled in the aristocratic class in the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1813; Roeder, who was ennobled by Prussia in 1798, whose progenitor was the royal Prussian councilor and dean of the St. Sebastiani monastery in Magdeburg, and the Roedern belonging to the Silesian nobility , who first appeared in 1287 with Tilemann von Reder (de rotis) , in 1612 the imperial barons and in 1669 received the Bohemian count.


  • Genealogical manual of the nobility . Nobility Lexicon. Volume XI, Volume 122 of the complete series, CA Starke Verlag Limburg / Lahn 2000, p. 476ff.
  • Gunnar Caddick: Report on the family day of the barons. Roeder v. Diersburg at Gut Marienhof from June 30th-2nd July 2006 ( digitized version ; PDF; 23 kB)
  • Mittelbadische press. dated February 6, 2007: Pulsating life on the estate: New series "Aristocracy in the Ortenau" begins / Today: The house of Barons Roeder von Diersburg. ( Digitized version )
  • Röder of Diersburg. In: Pierer's Universal Lexicon 1857-1865. ( Digitized version )
  • RI-Opac , Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz: Descriptors: Diersburg
  • Otto Hupp : Munich Calendar 1913. Book a. Art Print AG, Munich / Regensburg 1913.
  • Gothaisches genealogical pocket book of the baronial houses for the year , 1855 p. 481 ff. , P.657 ff

Web links

Commons : Roeder von Diersburg family  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gerhard Köbler : Historical Lexicon of the German Lands. The German territories from the Middle Ages to the present. 7th, completely revised edition. CH Beck, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-54986-1 , p. 576.
  2. GHdA FB VIII (1982), p. 253ff
  3. Philippshof Diersburg on
  4. Otto Hupp : Munich Calendar 1913. P. 29.
  5. Röder von Diersburg, Adolf Friedrich Freiherr von. Hessian biography. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).