Tobias Reimers

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Tobias Reimers (* 1653 in Buxtehude ; † December 22, 1716 in Lüneburg ) was a German lawyer and mayor of the city of Lüneburg.


Tobias Reimers was the son of the Syndicus of the same name in Buxtehude, who in 1666 became the Syndicus of the Bremen-Verdean Knights and Landscapes in Stade as well as a judge at the Wismar Tribunal and, in 1676, with the realm execution against the Swedish Bremen-Verden as a councilor in the Brunswick-Lüneburg services. The son enrolled at the University of Rostock in 1671 . and later moved to the University of Frankfurt / Oder , where it is handed down as Defendent in 1675 and 1678 . In 1679 he was appointed from Frankfurt / Oder as a licentiate to the Syndicus in Buxtehude, but resigned from the office at the end of the same year. From 1682 to 1686 he was, like his father before, Syndicus of the Bremen-Verdean knights and landscape. In 1686 he went to Lüneburg as Syndicus and in the following year he wrote a revised higher court order for the city. As Lüneburg Protosyndicus (First Syndicus) he was at the same time ducal Brunswick-Lüneburg councilor and assessor in the Higher Court in Celle . He later became mayor of the city of Lüneburg and, with the founding of the Higher Appeal Court in Celle, in 1711 under the first President Weipart Ludwig von Fabrice, he was an appellate judge.

Tobias Reimers was married three times, in the first marriage since 1679 with Eva Elisabeth Wolf (1659–1687), the daughter of the Frankfurt legal scholar Philipp Jacob Wolf (1604–1681), in the second marriage in 1687 with Ursula von Döring (1664–1697), the came from the patrician Sülfmeister family from Lüneburg , and in third marriage in 1698 with a born Stöteroggen, also from a Lüneburg salt squire.

His daughter from his first marriage, Eva Katharina, married in 1704 into the Lüneburg council family Töbing. The second marriage comes from the son of Franz Heinrich Reimers (1692–1742), later (patrician) councilor of Lüneburg.

Tobias Reimer acquired the Groß Timkenberg estate in Mecklenburg in the 1690s for investment purposes and thus became a member of the Mecklenburg knighthood as heir .

As a writer, he was not only active as a legal scholar, but also as a genealogist in relation to the patrician Lüneburg families, into which he had risen through his two last weddings and the marriage of his daughter, and the history of the Lüneburg saltworks . He promoted the Lüneburg genealogist and later Lüneburg librarian Johann Heinrich Büttner († 1745) and his work on the noble Lüneburg patrician families (1704). Reimers also published under the pseudonym Heinrich Samuel Macrinus .


  • Of the?? Origin, goodness and justice of the noble Süllenzen zu Lüneburg: with a thorough outline of the Süllenzen , Lippern, Lüneburg 1710 (digitized version )


Individual evidence

  1. Entry 1671 in the Rostock matriculation portal
  2. Michael Hecht: Patriciate education as a communicative process: the salt cities of Lüneburg, Halle and Werl in the late Middle Ages and early modern times , Böhlau Verlag, Cologne Weimar 2010, p. 93
  3. ^ Karl Ernst Hermann Krause:  Büttner, Johann Heinrich . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 3, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, p. 661 f.