Stockheim (Bad Wörishofen)

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Coordinates: 48 ° 0 '  N , 10 ° 39'  E

View of the village

Stockheim is a district of the city of Bad Wörishofen on the eastern border of the Upper Swabian district of Unterallgäu , on the west bank of the Wertach . Stockheim is 624  m above sea level. NHN and covers an area of ​​around 840 hectares .


The discovery of a well-preserved sword from the Bronze Age in 1895 indicates that the place was settled in prehistoric times. Stockheim was first mentioned in writing in a document from the cathedral monastery of Augsburg in the second half of the 11th century. At that time, the Augsburg cathedral chapter in Stockheim had a bonnet, which was probably a gift from the Bavarian Duke Welf III. was. Since the 13th century, some of Stockheim's goods had been in the hands of the Irsee , Steingaden and Ursberg monasteries . From 1311 the Steingaden Monastery also had the right to fish and fish water on the Wertach between Stockheim and Türkheim .

The Wertach was used to transport goods. In a document from 1347, Pastor Johannes der Wabrer von Stockham promised the citizens of Augsburg that the Wertach would be kept open for traffic with rafts. For this purpose he also allowed the construction of a weir with a passage at the mill.

Parish Church of St. Michael in Stockheim

The court over Stockheim, the parish right and the mill of Stockheim belonged to the rule Mindelheim. 1363 came the rule of Mindelheim with Stockheim and many other villages to the cathedral custodian Heinrich von Hochschlitz and his nephew and Augsburg canon Walter von Hochschlitz. In 1365, Bishop Marquard I von Randeck bought the rule of Mindelheim and left it to Duke Friedrich von Teck . In 1433 the village of Stockheim and Mindelheim came under the rule of the Lords of Rechberg and in 1467 under the rule of the knights Ulrich von Frundsberg and Hans von Frundsberg. When the Lords of Frundsberg died out, Mindelheim fell to Wolf Veit von Maxlrain in 1586. The rule of Mindelheim was abolished in 1809 and with it the village of Stockheim came to Bavaria.

On December 1, 1910, 397 inhabitants were registered in Stockheim. On May 1, 1978, the community was incorporated into the city of Bad Wörishofen as part of the state-wide regional reform. At that time there were 588 residents. The last mayor before incorporation was Hermann Donath (1966–1978). Today Stockheim has 858 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018).

Architectural monuments

See: List of architectural monuments in Stockheim


  • Anton von Steichele: The diocese Augsburg, historically and statistically described. Volume 2. The country chapters Agenwang, Aichach, Baisweil, Bayer-Mänching, Burgheim. B. Schmid´sche Verlagbuchhandlung, Augsburg 1864. (digitized version)
  • Reinhard H. Seitz (Ed.): Wörishofen on the way to the Kneipp spa, to the bath and the city. Kunstverlag Fink, Lindenberg 2004, ISBN 3-89870-199-9 .

Web links

Commons : Stockheim  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Register of local authorities in the German Empire 1900 - Mindelheim district office . Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 782 .
  3. Population statistics for the city ​​of Bad Wörishofen Retrieved on April 14, 2019.