|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Rhein-Lahn district|
|Association municipality :||Diez|
|Height :||234 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||2.9 km 2|
|Residents:||234 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||81 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56379|
|Area code :||06439|
|License plate :||EMS, DIZ, GOH|
|Community key :||07 1 41 130|
|Association administration address:||Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
|Local Mayor :||Timo Reinhardt|
|Location of the local community of Steinsberg in the Rhein-Lahn district|
Steinsberg was first mentioned on November 13, 1328. King Ludwig the Bavarian enfeoffed Johann and Reinhard von Westerburg with the free home court Habenscheid with the villages Habenscheid , Cramberg , Steinsberg, Biebrich , Wasenbach . Steinsberg belonged to the Schaumburg lordship and from 1806 was part of the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .
Up until the second half of the 19th century, the main source of income for the Steinsberg residents was agriculture . Again and again there were violent storms (e.g. on May 25, 1831 or June 2, 1903), which resulted in the cereals cultivated in the fields being destroyed. This repeatedly led to an increase in poverty. In order to fight poverty, so-called poor funds existed, to which the affected farmers could turn with petitions.
In the second half of the 19th century there was gradually more and more abandonment of agriculture, as more and more jobs were created in the stone quarries and slate quarries in the Rupbachtal. However, there was never a complete departure from agriculture: At first, agriculture remained the main source of income for the Steinsbergers. Even today there are some farms in Steinsberg as well as the cultivation of grain in the fields. Most of the citizens work outside the village in the Diez / Limburg an der Lahn area or commute to the Rhine-Main area .
The population developed as follows in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1843: 221 inhabitants, 1927: 220 inhabitants, 1964: 219 inhabitants.
Steinberg is the Roman Catholic parish of St. Bartholomew in Balduinstein assigned and, with this for pastoral space Diez , which in turn the district Limburg in the diocese of Limburg is incorporated.
List of Mayors of Steinsberg (partly incomplete)
- 1726–1741: Georg Wilhelm Müller
- around 1794: Jakob Meffert / Georg Philipp Schwarz
- 1802–1820: Georg Philipp Scheurer
- 1822–1840: Johann Peter Schwarz
- 1841–1847: Georg Philipp Schwarz
- 1851–1865: Philipp Schwarz
- 1873–1886: Carl Vogt
- 1891–1901: Philipp Heinrich Scheurer
- 1916–1925: Karl Wilhelm Schwarz
- –1933: Heinrich Jakob Best
- 1933–1943: Heinrich Meffert
- 1943–1945: Karl Wilhelm Meffert (unconfirmed)
- 1945–1956: Adolf Kalkofen
- 1956–1973: Albert Mäurer
- 1973–2000: Emil Schneider
- 2000–2001: Brigitte Koschara
- since 2001: Timo Reinhardt
In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Timo Reinhardt was re-elected with 84.47% of the vote.
coat of arms
|Blazon : "In silver a black hill, on it three green deciduous trees."|
|Reasons for the coat of arms: This picture, which probably wants to refer to the basic word of the place name, has been in the community seals since 1843. The colors have been added. After the place fell to Nassau in 1806 with the reign of Schaumburg, it introduced its first seal in 1816, but it did not contain a picture.|
Culture and sights
On the 2nd weekend in July, the traditional "Küppelfest" takes place in the community.
Economy and Infrastructure
Steinsberg is a rural residential community. There is a locksmith's shop, two dog schools and a horse and hoof treatment center.
- Steinsberg 1305–1997 - Contributions to the history of the village . ed. from the local community of Steinsberg. Steinsberg 1998.
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, 21st line of results. Retrieved November 9, 2019 .
- Karl Ernst Demandt and Otto Renkhoff : Hessisches Ortswappenbuch. C. A. Starke Verlag, Glücksburg / Ostsee 1956, p. 251.