Landkreis Uelzen, Niedersachsen

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This is a project for Landkreis Uelzen (or Ülzen/Ülz’n in Low German) located within the State of Lower Saxony, Germany (Bundesland Niedersachsen, Deutschland). The focus is currently on the modern structure of locations within the Landkreis (equivalent of a county) and the people that reside or resided within them. Additional work may be done to name these places as they existed in the deeper past.

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  • Steven Greenwood; who has several ancestors that emigrated to America from this area
  • Uelzen resident Dieter Lewerenz, who has supplied detailed political structure and history of the Landkreis.
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Uelzen is a Landkreis (rural district or county)[1] located within Bundesland Niedersachsen (the state of Lower Saxony). Its shape is largely circular in nature, standing out amongst the various other odd shaped districts in Niedersachsen and surrounding states.



  • The Jastorf culture, named for a site near the village Jastorf, was an Iron Age material culture that lasted from circa 600 BC to circa 0 AD.


  • 1004: First record of Suderburg as "Sutherburg".
  • Abt 1160: Founding of Ebstorf Abbey. First mentioned in records in 1197.
  • 1162: Appearance of Beuenhusen (later known as Bevenhusen in 1205, Hevenhusen in 1219, and finally Bevensen)
  • 1220: The Bevens Guild is founded as a protective guild and vigilante group.
  • 1247: First record of Hösseringen.
  • 1250: Town of Uelzen is founded.
  • 1292: St. Mary's Church is completed in Uelzen, with a spire that reached 86.9 m (285 ft).


  • 14 Mar 1588: The Suderburg church is broken into; money and goblets were stolen and the burglars were caught. They were executed by the wheel in front of Ebstorf monastery and the other in front of Bevensen.
  • 1708: Region becomes part of the Electorate of Hanover.
  • 31 Aug 1762: A large fire burns Jastorf near Bevensen. Most of the town, namely 37 buildings, was burnt to ashes within two hours.[2]


  • 7 Dec 1807: Region becomes part of the Kingdom of Westphalia.
  • Tue 5 Nov 1811: Fire breaks out in Bevensen, destroying 25 residential buildings and 22 ancillary buildings.
  • 16 Sep 1813: Battle of the Göhrde in nearby Lüchow-Dannenberg.
  • 12 Oct 1814: Region becomes part of the Kingdom of Hanover.
  • 1847: The railway line Celle–Uelzen–Lüneburg–Harburg–Wilhelmsburg is opened.
  • 1850: Suderburg railway station is opened, extended in 1859.
  • 1866: Hannover is annexed by Prussia after the end of the Austro-Prussian War.
  • 1 Apr 1885: Landkreis Uelzen is formed as part of district formation across the Province of Hannover (now Prussia).
  • 1929: Bevensen gains city rights and is recognized as a climatic health resort.
  • 8 Jul 1938: A long-track F2 tornado causes damage from Nienhagen, Landkreis Celle traveling 75 km up to Uelzen.
  • 4 Aug 1944 (World War II): Donald A. Larson is shot down over Uelzen and was temporarily buried there before being reinterred at Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.
  • End 1944 (World War II): Concentration camp #1941 reserved for male prisoners is created near Uelzen, held approx 500 prisoners. Decommissioned 17 Apr 1945. See List of subcamps of Neuengamme
  • 1957: The villages Graulingen, Oldendorf I and Suderburg are merged into Suderburg.
  • 1972: The district office for Uelzen moves from Oldenstadt to the independent city of Uelzen.
  • 1 Jul 1972: The communities of Gollern, Groß Hesebeck, Jastorf, Klein Bünstorf, Klein Hesebeck, Medingen, Röbbel, Sasendorf, and Seedorf are incorporated into the town of Bevensen (now Bad Bevensen).
  • c. 2000: Uelzen station (Hundertwasser Bahnhof) is renovated and redesigned by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000)
  • 2017: Left-wing extremists set a fire in the town of Bad Bevensen before the G20 Summit.

Geographic history

Medieval Uelzen

Around 1000, the region in which Landkreis Uelzen would sit was Billunger Lande within the Duchy of Saxony (Herzogtum Sachsen) of the Holy Roman Empire (Heiliges Römisches Reich, 800-1806). From 1235 to 1692, it was under Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg.

Renaissance to Post-Second World War

The area of Uelzen was promoted in 1692 to the 9th Electorate (Kurfürstentum) of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of the Kurfürstentum Braunschweig-Lüneburg (also called Kurfürstentum Hannover). until 1810 when this Kurfürstentum became part of the Kingdom Westphalia and in 1814 as result of the Wiener Kongress part of the Kingdom of Hanover (Königreich Hannover).

On 8 June 1815, the creation of the German Confederation (Deutscher Bund) would incorporate the Kingdom of Hanover. The region of Lüneburg, one of the four Regierungsbezirke of the Kingdom of Hanover, was established in 1823. With the end of the short Austro-Prussia War in 1866, the German Confederation fell and Hanover would become annexed into the Kingdom of Prussia and reestablished as the Province of Hanover. With the signing of the North German Confederation Treaty on 18 Aug 1866, this area became part of the North German Confederation (Norddeutscher Bund) from July 1867 to December 1870.

The unification of Germany commenced 1 Jan 1871 with the creation of Imperial State of Germany (German Empire, Deutsches Kaiserreich), which would remain in this state until the November Revolution of 1918.

Landkreis Uelzen was created on 1 Apr 1885 in the frame of creating Landkreise in the Prussian province of Hanover. The old Hannoveranian Ämter Hannover and Oldenstadt and the independent town Uelzen were put together to form the new Landkreis.[3] The administrative center was in Oldenstadt.

After World War I and the subsequent November Revolution which abdicated Kaiser Wilhelm II, Germany transitioned to a democratic parliamentary republic known as the Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik). Landkreis Uelzen would be part of the Province of Hanover (Provinz Hannover), located within the Free State of Prussia.

From 1928 to 1929, very small municipalities (Gemeinden) within the Landkreis were incorporated into other municipalities. These include Abbendorf, Addenstorf, Borne, Eitzen II, Eppensen, Gansau, Gavendorf, Golste, Groß Bollensen, Groß Ellenberg, Groß Pretzier, Haaßel, Hamborg, Havekost, Klein Bollensen, Klein Ellenberg, Klein Liedern, Klein Pretzier, Kollendorf, Kuckstorf, Luttmissen, Nassennottorf, Overstedt, Prielip, Probien, Retzien, Satkau, Tatendorf, Tätendorf, Teendorf, and Westersunderberg.

Up until the 1920s, Landkreis Uelzen included the estate districts of Göddenstedt, Lintzel, Niebeck, Oechtringen, Oitzfelde, Reisenmoor, Sankt Omer, Scharnhop, Solchstorf, and Süsing as well as the forest districts of Böhe, Breitenhees, Lohn, Maschbruch, and Wiebeck. They have since been dissolved.

In 1934, with the rise of the German Reich (Deutsches Reich), Landkreis Uelzen fell under Gau Eastern Hanover (Ost-Hannover) in a process of what was called Gleichschaltung. This would be dissolved with the destruction of the NSDAP in 1945.

On 23 Aug 1946, the short-lived State of Hanover was created from lands of the Province of Hanover within the Free State of Prussia.

On 8 Nov 1946, backdated to 1 Nov 1946, the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) was formed by the State Advisory Board of the British Zone of Occupation from a merger of the Free States of Brunswick, of Oldenburg and of Schaumburg-Lippe with the previously formed State of Hanover. Prussia was formally abolished on 25 Feb 1947 by decree of the Allied Control Council.

On 1 Jul 1957, Oldendorf I and Graulingen were incorporated. On 1 Jan 1971, the municipality Hambrock was incorporated.

Recent restructuring

On 1 Jul 1972, Oldenstadt became a part of the town Uelzen and the administrative center of the Landkreis Uelzen moved into the maintown Uelzen. Several municipalities (Gemeinden) were merged. The municipalities Meußließen and Reddien were moved to the Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg; the municipality Lopau became part of the town Munster (today Heidekreis).

The municipalities Kakau and Varbitz (formerly Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg) were suburbanized into the municipality Soltendieck (today part of Samtgemeinde Aue). From the Landkreis Lüneburg, the municipalities Grünhagen, Hohenbostel, Niendorf, and Wulfstorf came to Landkreis Uelzen and were suburbanized into the municipality Bienenbüttel.

On 1 Nov 2011 the collective municipality Wrestedt with the municiplities Wrestedt, Wieren and Stadensen was disbanded and they created the new municipality Wrestedt. These municipalities were put together with the collective municipality Bodenteich to the new collective municipality Aue. The collective municipalities Bevensen and Altes Amt Ebstorf also merged on this day to become the new collective municipality Bevensen-Ebstorf.

Regional changes

  1. Billunger Lande, Duchy of Saxony (Herzogtum Sachsen), Holy Roman Empire (Heiliges Römisches Reich, 800-1806)
  2. Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1235-1692)
  3. German Confederation (8 June 1815-1 Jan 1871)
  4. North German Confederation (
  5. German Empire (1 Jan 1871-9 Nov 1918)
    • Creation of Landkreis Uelzen (1 Apr 1885)
  6. German Reich (Deutches Reich, Weimar Republic) (9 Nov 1918-23 Mar 1933)
  7. Nazi Germany (23 Mar 1933-23 May 1945)
  8. Allied-occupied Germany (British occupation zone) (23 May 1945-23 Aug 1946)
  9. State of Hanover (23 Aug 1946-1 Nov 1946)
  10. Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) (1 Nov 1946-Present)
  11. West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) (23 May 1949-3 Oct 1990)
  12. Germany (Unified) (3 Oct 1990-Present)

Geography and political structure

Generic structure

The political structure of Bundesland Niedersachsen (State of Lower Saxony) is as follows:

  • 1st Level: 1 Metropolitan area (Hannover), 36 Landkreise (counties), 8 kreisfreie Städte (independent town)
  • 2nd Level: Samtgemeinde (collective municipality) or Einheitsgemeinde (free municipality), Stadt (town as independent municipality)
  • 3rd Level: Gemeinde (municipality) or Stadt (local community or town), Stadtteil (Borough of an independent town)
  • 4th Level: Ortschaft (village), Ortsteil (part of a town/Einheitsgemeinde)
  • 5th Level: Weiler, Ortsteil/Wohnplatz (dwelling place)

Structure of Landkreis Uelzen

Landkreis Uelzen has the following current political structure:
1. The town (independent municipality) Uelzen
2. The Einheitsgemeinde (unified municipality) Bienenbüttel

Four Samtgemeinden (collective municipalities, also joint communities)
3. Bevensen-Ebstorf
4. Aue
5. Rosche
6. Suderburg

The Samtgemeinde are always subdivided into Gemeinden (local communities), the town Uelzen and the Einheitsgemeinde are not. Uelzen and the Einheitsgemeinde have Ortsteile, Gemeinden Ortsteile or Ortschaften (districts, municipalities, or localities). Ortschaften or Ortsteile can have Wohnplätze or Weiler (dwelling places), or estates or forest courtyards.

This is broken down even further below.

  1. Hansestadt Uelzen (Hanseatic Town as independent municipality and maintown of the county Uelzen)
  2. Einheitsgemeinde Bienenbüttel
  3. Samtgemeinde Aue (Formerly Bodenteich and Wrestedt. They were unified in 2011.) with the municipalities:
  4. Samtgemeinde Bevensen-Ebstorf (Formerly Bevensen and Altes Amt Ebstorf. They were unified in 2011.) with the municipalities:
  5. Samtgemeinde Rosche with the municipalities:
  6. Samtgemeinde Suderburg with the municipalities:

Postal codes

  • Uelzen 29525
  • Bad Bevensen 29549
  • Bienenbüttel 29553
  • Suderburg 29556
  • Wrestedt 29559
  • Suhlendorf 29562
  • Wriedel 29565
  • Ebstorf 29574
  • Altenmedingen 29575
  • Gerdau 29581
  • Himbergen 29584
  • Jelmstorf 29585
  • Natendorf 29587
  • Römstedt 29591
  • Schwienau 29593

Surnames of Landkreis Uelzen

This list is not all inclusive and may never be completed.

AbelmannAlbersAllerheiligenAlvermannAmtsfeldBachmannBackebergBasseBätgeBauckeBaumgartenBauscheBehnBehnkeBehrensBeneckeBergmannBockelmannBrammerBrüggemannBrunhöberBrunsBuchholtzBurmester/BurmeisterClementCordesDierssenDithmer/DittmerDornbuschDreyerEggersEickhoffEilmannElversErnstFindorff/FindorffFlüggeFriedrichsFuhrhopGadeGauseGebhardGerstenkornGesterdingGottespfennigGräfkeGroteHaenkemeyer/HaenkenmeyerHagelbergHagemannHahnHahnkemeierHallenslebenHammelmannHänckemeierHarmsHartigHartmannHedderHeidman/Heidmann/HeidtmannHermann/HerrmannHeuerHildebrandtHinrichsHoyerImmenkathJarfeJungemannKaiserKathmannKleischKlippKochKöhlerKöllmannKönigKoosenKrögerKrügerKruseKruskop/KruskopfKuckerKuhlmannLangeLevinLicht/LichteLinneLopauLüdemannLuhmannLührLühringLuttermannMaas/MaaßMartensMackelthunMeierMeinkeMennerichMeyerMöhlmannMöller/MüllerNebenNiebuhrNiemannNiemeierNischulz (?) • NygemannOetzmann(von der) OheOstermannOtteOtterPaulsenRadankeRademacherRebekRessauRichersRieckmannRiekmannRiggersRiggertRipkeRöperRoseSanderSauckeScheeleSchlieckauSchlüterSchmedtSchmidtSchoopSchröderSchrötkeSchuetteSchulenburgSchulte/Schultze/Schulz/SchulzeSiegelSiemerSieversSinneSteding/StegenStehrSteinStöckmannStolteSühlTewesThieleTideman/Tiedemann/TiemannTimmTippeVertheinVickVindorfVogt/VoigtWagenerWarferWarneckeWarnerWeberWegnerWernerWestedtWestermannWieseWischhofWitthöftWolterWulfWünneckeWüsthofZiegelZiegeler

Surnames by village

Within the farming villages are various numbered farming estates called hof.

Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9Nr.10 Nr.11Nr.12Nr.13Nr.14Nr.15 Nr.16
Almstorf Hartig Mennerich
Altenmedingen Alvermann Brammert Culmann / Kuhlmann Helms Kathmann Koch Liermann Lüchow Meyer Sichtau Sohl Steckelberg Tippe
Bargdorf Beneke Bünstorf Grote Hildebrandt Röhr / Röhrs Schulte Thiele Wünnecke Heidmann / Heidtmann Meyer Schröder Meyer Sander Liermann Schulz / Schulze Baucke Röper Kröger Meyer Siegel Clement Meyer Hallensleben Heidtmann Jungemann Meyer Klaepe / Kläpe Stein Müller
Bargfeld Harms Lühring Rieckmann Schulenburg Dreyer Schulenburg Behn Schulenburg Meier/Meyer Hilmer Kröger Lampe Dammann Jarfe
Barnsen Schröder Wille Burmester Hilmer Mehldau/Meldau Meier/Meyer Oetzmann Meier/Meyer Kayser Manning Meier/Meyer Maykus Böttcher
Barum Oetzmann Estorf Halbensleben Harms Lühr Meyer Schlüter Werner
Bankewitz Körtke
Beverbeck Meyer Meier Hohls Jarfe Eichhoff Meier Meyer Schulenburg Albers Bockelmann Bokelmann Meier Meyer Gebhard Harms Kröger
Bienenbüttel Köke Gerstenkorn Kathmann Meier/Meyer Bausche Meyer Sander Tippe Eggers Hüners Niestadt/Niestedt Schmidt Polemeyer Wendtland Wagener Alps Dierssen Seifert Sievers Gesterding Kruse Linde Fastenauer Hesebeck Kiehn Kleinschmid/Kleinschmidt Meyer Rohwerder Schmidt Tippe Vastenauer Hartig Rademacher Schele Wiegel Griffke Hermann/Herrmann Schoop Hammelmann Oetzmann
Böddenstedt Hoier Cordes/Cohrs Deermann/Dehrmann Cohrs Sorge Cohrs Schulenburg Stolte Lindloff Lühring/Lühr Bauck Manning Techmann/Tegtmann
Bohlsen Eickhoff Jarfe Möller Schulenburg Licht Behn Richers Riggers Licht Müller Finck
Bornsen Geffert Mohwinkel Meyer Sander Cruse/Kruse Meyer Buckendahl Geffert Krüger Lichte Schulze Wulf Hövermann Schliekau
Bostelwiebeck Burmester Meier/Meyer Sander Teldau
Bruchwedel Schröder
Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9 Nr.10 Nr.11 Nr.12 Nr.13 Nr.14 Nr.15 Nr.16
Eddelstorf Schierwater
Edendorf Hartig Müller Seyer Sander Basse Meyer Burmester Harms König Brunhöber Schenck Harmß / Harms
Eimke Eickhoff Kuhlmann Hestermann Lilie
Eitzen I Hinrichs Steding Stegen Sannes Schröder Tiedemann Tiemann Hahn Hartig Müller Köhler Päper Tippe Niemeier Meier Meyer Rüger Rüter
Eitzen II Jarfe
Emmendorf Brüggemann Perau
Eppensen Albers
Gollern Burmester Verthein
Golste Licht Meyer Luesmann Moeller/Möller Meier/Meyer Moeller Krüger Osten Albers Koch Harms Meyer Koopmann Burmeister Dornbusch Weber Bergmann Niebuhr Meyer Strecker Amsfeld Töter Burmester Mohwinkel Meyer Decke Beinroth Köllmann Lueßmann
Groß Hesebeck Gafke Talg
Groß Süstedt Brüser Maaß
Groß Thondorf Bergmann
Grünewald Kruse Jungemann Rose Wessel
Grünhagen Steding Hagelberg Westedt Soltwedel Bausche Schröder Timm Harneit Harneid Harneidt Halvensleben Meyer
Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9 Nr.10 Nr.11 Nr.12 Nr.13 Nr.14 Nr.15 Nr.16
Haarstorf Meyne Meyer
Haaßel Schop/Schoop Schröder
Havekost Burmester Friedrichs Mennerich Schrötke Brüggemann
Heitbrack Koosen
Himbergen Gräfke
Hohenbostel Mackenthun Meyer Nischulz Oetzmann Burmester Burmeister Dittmer Sander Poleman Warner Werner Müller-Werner Klinge Hänkemeier Hänckemeier Haenkemeyer Wiese Heidmann Gause Müller Gause Immenkath Ziegel Siegel Cassier Moritz Meyer
Hohnstorf Burmester Schlieckau Meyer Ritz Sohl Rademacher Dreyer Hagemann König Roland Scheele Müller Schlickau Mahneke/Manecke/Maneke Wulbrandt Thiele Müller Klaische/Kleisch/Kleische/Kleischge Sander Wulf Cors Scheele Hedder Sost
Holthusen Timme
Höver Gaafke Grasmeyer
Jastorf Gade Gesterding Meyer Müller Schröder Stolte
Jelmstorf Benecke Burmester Letzmann Meyer Niemann
Kallenbrock Quickenstedt
Kettelsdorf Bergman Bergmann Hinrichs Mennerich
Klein Hesebeck Lühr
Klein Liedern Wellmann
Masbrock Friedrichs Hartig
Masendorf Meier Meyer
Molzen Oetzmann
Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9 Nr.10 Nr.11 Nr.12 Nr.13 Nr.14 Nr.15 Nr.16
Nassennottorf Schütte
Natendorf Meier/Meyer Behne/Benecke Heuer Mennerich Warner/Werner Meyer Trapp Backhaus Meyer Lohstöter Hilmar/Hilmer Koch Mohwinkel Meyer
Neu Rieste Cordes Gause Harms Lichte Lühr Meyer Cassier Kruse Kruse
Niendorf Burmester Müller Sander, Kruskop Burmester
Nievelitz Burmester
Oetzfelde Harms Meyer
Oldendorf II Burmeister
Prielip Tewes
Rieste Harms Koch Meyer Hoins Koch Kruse Meyer Meier Schröder Sander
Röbbel Behnke/Benneke Lüdemann Niebuhr Ripke Stolte Warfer
Rohrstorf Ebeling Radanke
Römstedt Burmester Friedrichs Gade Lüthing Paulsen Renthal Saucke Hilbrecht Schultze
Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9 Nr.10 Nr.11 Nr.12 Nr.13 Nr.14 Nr.15 Nr.16
Sasendorf Meyer
Seedorf Meier Basse Meyer Klaepe Schlüter Kruskop Schlüter Meyer Krusekop/Kruskop Meyer Hinrichs Harms Krüger/Kroeger Niemann Meyer Cruse/Kruse Heitmann Dornbusch Tippe Lüßmann
Sommerbeck Jahnke
Stadensen Maaß
Steddorf Hartig Warner Brunhöber Meyer Schulte Burmeister Burmester Buchholz Buchholtz Vick Brunhöber Neben Stegen Steding Meyer Hüning Burmester Burmeister Rose
Strothe Mennerich
Tätendorf Gräfke
Testorf Grote
Varendorf Meier/Meyer Heuer Klepe Sander Hallensleben Warner/Werner Meyer Niemann Meyer Kruse Hallensleben Gade Harms Meyer Bünstorf Niemann Buckendahl Hartmann Kohlmeyer Hallensleben Meier Hallensleben
Velgen Cruse/Kruse Culemann/Kuhlmann Hinrich Steding Kruse Burmeister/Burmester Müller Jungemann Wüncke Kröger
Vorwerk König
Walmstorf Ebeling Schütte
Wessenstedt Hahn
Wichmannsburg Brunhöber Eickenberg Harms Stegen (Nr.46!) Tippe Dreyer Werner Erich Schulz Röper Haberland Kuhlmann Meyer Müller Brunhöber Dreyer Burmester Sommer Kathmann Vick
Wittenwater Riekmann
Wulfstorf Sander Otter Timm Harms Schope Schulenburg Harms Meyer Jarfe
Village name Undeter. hof Nr.1 Nr.2 Nr.3 Nr.4 Nr.5 Nr.6 Nr.7 Nr.8 Nr.9 Nr.10 Nr.11 Nr.12 Nr.13 Nr.14 Nr.15 Nr.16

Notables of Landkreis Uelzen

The following list is sorted first by municipality and then chronologically.

  • Bad Bodenteich
    • Dagmar Sierck (de) (no WT) (14 Mar 1958 – 17 Jul 2015), 1972 Olympic swimmer.
  • Bevensen
    • Christian Friedrich Ludwig Albinus (no WT) (10 Jun 1771 – 5 Jul 1837), senior customs officer (councilor) in Lauenburg, founder of the savings and loan coffers in the Duchy of Lauenburg, philanthropist, patron.
    • Carl Levin Klop(p) (no WT) (22 Jul 1804 – 25 Apr 1840), Protestant pastor, teacher, inspector of the court school in Hanover and castle cantor.
    • Helmut Dau (no WT) (30 Sep 1926 Düneberg, Schleswig-Holstein – 6 Nov 2010), lawyer.
    • Friedhelm Werremeier (no WT) (30 Jan 1930 Witten, Nordrhein-Westfalen– 14 Nov 2019), writer.
    • Wilhelm Wallmann (no WT) (b. 5 May 1941, living), politician (CDU) and mayor of the state capital Wiesbaden.
    • Kurt Lüdecke (no WT) (22 Sep 1942–20 Jun 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina), boxer.
    • Ilse Falk (no WT) (b. 21 Sep 1943, living), politician (CDU) and Member of the Bundestag.
    • Dirk Erik Fischer (no WT) (b. 29 Nov 1943, living), politician (CDU), and Member of the Bundestag.
    • Jörg Sennheiser (no WT) (b. 19 Sep 1944, living), entrepreneur.
    • Joachim Eigenherr (b. 18 Feb 1947, living), track and field athlete.
    • Ulrich Sinn (de) (no WT) (b. 4 October 1945, living), Professor of Classical Archaeology (Greek).
    • Volker Bescht (no WT) (b. 14 Feb 1951, living), Brigadier General of the Bundeswehr.
    • Heinrich Lange (no WT) (b. 22 Feb 1955, living), Vice Admiral of the German Navy.
    • Andrea Zeeb-Lanz (no WT) (b. 18 Oct 1960, living), archaeologist.
    • Jan-Dietrich Janssen (no WT) (b. 23 Apr 1963, living), theologian, 2008-2017 Bishop of the Ev.-Luth. Church in Oldenburg.
    • Jörg Hillmer (no WT) (b. 21 May 1966, living), politician, member of the Lower Saxony state parliament.
    • Almut Höfert (no WT) (b. 1967, living), medieval historian.
    • Christian Dexne (no WT) (b. 22 Dec 1971 Rabat, Morocco, living), sports presenter (ARD / RBB).
  • Ebstorf
  • Medingen
  • Römstedt
    • Jörg Sievers (de) (b. 22 Sep 1965, living), former goalkeeper with Hannover 96 and current assistant manager of Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian.
  • Rosche
    • Uwe Becker (de) (b. 10 Dec 1955, living), 1984 Olympic middle-distance runner and his brother Volker, also a middle-distance runner.
  • Uelzen
    • Johann Niebur († 1399), Mayor of Lübeck
    • Ernest I, Duke of Brunwick-Lüneburg (article on Wikipedia) (27 Jun 1497 – 11 Jan 1546), also frequently called Ernest the Confessor, the son of Henry I, Duke of Lüneburg, and Margarete of Saxony, the daughter of Ernest, Elector of Saxony.
    • Duke Franz of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Gifhorn (1508–1549)
    • Caspar Lehman von Lewenwaldt (about 1563-1622), "Court Cammerstein grinder" under Emperor Rudolf II, inventor of modern glass cutting
    • Franz Eler (sometimes Elers) (d. 1590), teacher, choirmaster and composer of the Lutheran Reformation from Hamburg.
    • Ernst Cregel (1628–1674), lawyer, professor in Altdorf
    • Conrad Gottfried Blanckenberg (1657–1712), Lutheran theologian, provost in Berlin
    • Friedrich Wilhelm Dieterichs (1702–1782), architect, engineer, and civil servant in Prussia, among other things he created the Prinzessinnenpalais and the Ephraim Palais in Berlin as well as the orangery and the terraces in the garden of Sanssouci in Potsdam
    • Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (article on Wikipedia) (17 Aug 1743 – 4 Jul 1815), geographer and zoologist. One of his pupils was mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.
    • Johann Christoph Salfeld (1750–1829), Protestant theologian, consistorial director, and abbot at the Loccum monastery
    • Leonhard Wächter (1762–1837), pseudonym Veit Weber, writer
    • Karl Friedrich Benkowitz (1764–1807), playwright and poet
    • Johann David Wilhelm Sachse (1772–1860), medicine
    • Friedrich Kuhlau (1786–1832), court composer at the Danish royal court
    • Friedrich Kuhlau (Frederick Kulav) (11 Sep 1786 – 12 Mar 1832), court composer to the Danish royal court.
    • Georg Wilding (24 Jun 1790 – 6 Sep 1841), royal-Neapolitan envoy in St. Petersburg.
    • Carl Otto Dammers (1811–1860), lawyer and politician
    • Theodore Kaufmann (Theodor Kaufmann) (18 Dec 1814 – 1896), German-born American painter.
    • Ludwig Heinrich Bernhard Bornemann (1817–1896), lawyer and honorary citizen of Harburg
    • Hermann Holty (1828–1897), poet
    • Theodor Zincke (19 May 1843 – 17 Mar 1928), chemist and the academic adviser of Otto Hahn, the father of nuclear chemistry.
    • Heinrich Schaefer (1851–after 1908), educator, school director, and school board of the province of Hanover
    • Karl Söhle (1861–1947), initially a teacher in Lower Saxony, later a music critic and writer in Dresden. Since 1917 music professor h. c.
    • Louis Heitsch (1866–1921), sculptor and art teacher
    • Erich Münter (1871–1915), German-American university teacher and assassin of J.P. Morgan Jr
    • Hermann Schuster (1874-1965), theologian, educator and politician, member of the Prussian state parliament
    • Lionel Pracht (1875–1945), German administrator and politician (DDP)
    • Ernst Wackenroder (1876–1959), art historian and monument
    • Nanna Conti (1881-1951), midwife, NSDAP member, 1933-1945 head of the "Reich Fachschaft Deutscher Midwives", mother of the "Reichsärzteführer" Leonardo Conti (1900-1945)
    • Friedrich Klinge (1883–1949), politician (DP), Lord Mayor of Goslar and MdB (DP faction leader)
    • Karlgeorg Schuster (1886–1973), naval officer, last admiral in World War II
    • Friedrich Krollpfeiffer (1892–1957), chemist
    • Margarete (“Grete”) Schlemm (1893–1963), heathland poet
    • Walter Mariaux (1894–1963), Jesuit, theological writer, and student chaplain
    • Friedrich Gerke (1900–1966), art historian and professor in Berlin and Budapest
    • Heinrich Schwieger-Uelzen (1902–1976), graphic artist and painter
    • Theodor Ernst (1904-1983), mineralogist and professor at the University of Erlangen
    • Gerhard Kadow (1909–1981), art professor at the former Cologne factory schools
    • Ludwig Teichmann (1909–1947), SS-Sturmbannführer, executed as a war criminal in Belgrade
    • Charlotte Mühe (24 Jan 1910 – 10 Jan 1981), 1928 Olympic swimmer who won a bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke event.
    • Fritz Röver (1912-2004), honorary citizen of the city of Uelzen. Graduate engineer, councilor, and cultural senator of the city of Uelzen, chairman of the museum and local history association, and founder of the Röver glass collection.
    • Walter Wallmann (24 Sep 1932 – 21 Sep 2013), politician (CDU), among others, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and Minister President of Hessen.
    • Erika Schmied (b. 1935), photographer and graphic artist
    • Ludwig König (1944-2016), entrepreneur in Uelzen, initiator of the new edition of the Uelz poor people's meal, and former monitor of the Gertrudenstiftung.
    • Armin Dittmann (b. 1945), lawyer and professor at the Universities of Hamburg and Hohenheim
    • Angelika Volquartz (b. 2 Sep 1946, living), politician (CDU), 2003-2009 Mayor of Kiel, their first female mayor.
    • Ulf Krüger (b. 1947), musician, lyricist, composer, producer, author, and manager
    • Hans-Jürgen Drögemüller (b. 1949), farmer, businessman, and local politician (SPD)
    • Joachim Blüher (b. 1953, living), art historian and cultural manager. Director of the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome (2002 - present).
    • Werner von der Ohe (b. 1955), German biologist, bee expert, and honorary professor
    • Stefan Porwol (b. 1955), lawyer and politician (CDU)
    • Frank Schütze (b. 2 July 1956, living), 1976 Olympic rower (men's eight event).
    • Rebecca Harms (b. 7 Dec 1956 in Hambrock, living), politician, member of the European Parliament (The Greens).
    • Thomas Scharff (b. 5 Oct 1963), Medieval historian.
    • Petra Broistedt (b. 1964), Mayor of Göttingen
    • Christoph Martin Vogtherr (b. 1965), art historian, director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle
    • Stephanie Anne Kaul (b. 27 June 1966, living), married to Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden and daughter of Christian Kaul and Hannelore Scheel.
    • Jens Häusler (b. 1967), handball player and coach
    • Mola Adebisi (de) (b. 15 Feb 1973, living), former TV presenter (VIVA).
    • André Doehring (b. 1973. living), musicologist in jazz and pop music, and professor at the University of Art in Graz.
    • Lars Charbonnier (born 1977), Protestant theologian
    • Christian Keltermann (b. 1977), cabaret artist, comedian, and author
    • Melanie Schnell (b. 1978), physical chemist and university lecturer
    • Hinrich Alpers (b. 1981), pianist
    • Charlotte Greve (b. 1988), jazz musician
    • Sören Bertram (b. 5 Jun 1991, living), football midfielder who plays for 1. FC Magdeburg, FC Augsburg, Hamburger SV.
    • Henrik Matschke (b. 1992), soccer player
    • Laura M. Neunast (b. 1993), author and poet
    • Jakob Blankenburg (b. 1997), politician (SPD), since 2021 the youngest directly elected member of the German Bundestag
    • Pascal Leddin (b. 1999), politician (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
  • Wrestedt
    • Rainer Zobel (b. 3 Nov 1948, living), football manager and former player for Hannover 96, FC Bayern Munich, and Lüneberger SK.
  • Adolph Coors, born Adolph Hermann Josef Kohrs or Kuhrs worked at a brewery in Uelzen before emigrating to America and changing his surname to Coors.

Cemeteries of Landkreis Uelzen (sorted alphabetically)

Number of grave listings is as of 5 Feb 2021. Italicized names are maiden names.

  • Altenmedingen Lindenstraße
  • Bad Bevensen Kurtz Bülten
  • Bad Bodenteich Schulstraße
  • Barum Hinter den Eschen
  • Bienenbüttel Still Heide
  • Bockholt An der Sandkuhle
  • Böddenstedt Am Wehrfeld
  • Borndorf Bei der Schule
  • Bollensen An den Teichen
  • Bomke Schulsteig
  • Bornsenhoher Weg
  • Dalldorf
  • Dreilingen Im Sande
  • Ebstorf Celler Straße
    • Find a Grave (3 listings)
      • Luise Emma Wisniewski Burchard (20 Sep 1909-29 Jun 2000)
      • Albert Georg Stephan (23 Sep 1903-4 Oct 1973)
      • Berta Erdmute Skilweit Stephan (2 Dec 1901-9 Aug 1985)
  • Eimke Waldweg
  • Emmendorf Uelzener Straße
  • Friedhof Bad Bevensen (Demminer Allee)
  • Friedhof Wellendorf
    • BillionGraves (38 unique listings)
      • Emmi Büsch Baumann (May 1910-Apr 1997)
      • Konrad Baumann (14 Jan 1906-4 Jun 2002)
      • Ema Clasen Bode (10 Jun 1912-19 May ????)
      • Günther Bode (23 Nov 1931-27 Sep 1949)
      • Hermann Bode (2 Oct 1912-27 Oct 1973)
      • Marianne Gröger Bode (3 Jul 1951-7 Apr 2000)
      • Christa Brust (29 Mar 1933-26 May 1990)
      • Alfred Buchfink (11 Jan 1930-7 Jan 1979)
      • Antonia Buchfink (6 Jun 1929-15 Feb 2005)
      • Alma Buhr Bunge (12 May 1894-23 Dec 1983)
      • Elisabeth Lehmker Bunge (21 Jun 1930-15 Sep 2015)
      • Hermann Bunge (12 Nov 1881-19 Aug ????)
      • Werner Bunge (30 Mar 1924-2 Apr 1985)
      • Edwin Dreger (1932-1998)
      • Hans Wilhelm Giffhorn (16 Feb 1933-14 Mar 1994)
      • Lina Schade Gramenz (28 Jul 1877-22 Nov 1966)
      • Gunther Heine (18 Apr 1934-24 Feb 2008)
      • Heinz Hildebrandt (24 Dec 1928-12 Dec 2000)
      • Ilse Schulz Hildebrandt (9 Mar 1927-29 Dec 2000)
      • Adolf Hinrichs (18 Nov 1928-25 Jul 2009)
      • Erna Ammoneit Kornack (17 Sep 1924-20 Apr 2013)
      • Max Kornack (4 Mar 1925-7 Apr 2001)
      • Elisa Mittendorf Kreutzmann (21 Oct 1928-11 Oct 2005)
      • Heinrich Kreutzmann (27 Feb 1927-26 Jun 2014)
      • Herbert Meyer (6 Jun 1925-1 Jan 1974)
      • August Mügge (26 May 1880-16 Mar 1969)
      • Franziska Fitzek Mügge (24 Aug 1897-14 Feb 1992)
      • Heinz Paulmann (27 Oct 1923-18 Mar 1992)
      • Richard Perau (1 May 1939-17 Dec 2012)
      • Magda Meyer Ritz (24 Oct 1908-8 Aug 1975)
      • Wilhelm Ritz (13 Feb 1902-7 May 1981)
      • Dioniesie Russu (28 Jul 1925-25 Sep 1991)
      • Helene Buchfink Russu (11 May 1925-16 Sep 2004)
      • Gerhard Schachtschneider (21 Nov 1903-1 Feb 1971)
      • Luise Ziebell Schachtschneider (26 Jul 1906-13 Mar 1995)
      • Erich Schulz (18 Sep 1911-21 Nov 1993)
      • Erich Schulz (14 Mar 1930-18 Feb 2018)
      • Kathe Gramenz Schulz (27 Jul 1917-13 Dec 2002)
  • Friedhof Wrestedt (located between Wrestedt and Stadensen)
    • Find a Grave (1 listing)
      • Regine Maria "Gina" Gadacz (10 Jan 1951-8 Aug 1997)
  • Gerdau Ebstorfer Straße
  • Groß Liedern Salzwedeler Straße
  • Groß Malchau Hauptstraße
  • Groß Thondorf Vorwecker Weg
    • Find a Grave (1 listing)
      • Gayle Marie Alden Burmester (13 Nov 1948 Polk Co, Wisconsin-3 Apr 2019 Harborg, Hamburg)
  • Hanstedt Velger Straße
  • Hanstedt II Am Lipp
  • Heuerstorf Am Osterberg
  • Himbergen Am Friedhof
  • Holdenstedt Blumenstraße
  • Hösseringen Katerberg
  • Höver
  • Jelmstorf Bruchtorfer Straße
  • Kirchweyhe Bachstraße
  • Kloster St. Mauritius (Ebstorf)
    • Find A Grave (5 listings)
      • Lucia von Appel (1562-28 Dec 1624)
      • Magdalena von dem Werder (1503-30 Dec 1583)
      • Markward von Hildesheim (????-2 Feb 880) (Fifth bishop of Hildesheim and martyr)
      • Theoderish von Minden (????-2 Feb 880) (Third bishop of Minden and martyr)
      • Elisabeth von Spörcken (6 Dec 1560-1633)
  • Langenbrügge Schafwedeler Weg
  • Lehmke Siedebruch
  • Medingen Am Kampenweg
  • Molzen Molzener Schulstraße
  • Natendorfer Kirch Friedhof
  • Natendorf Oldendorfer Straße
  • Nettelkamp Wierener Straße
  • Nienwohlde Am Hang
  • Oetzen Dörmter Straße
  • Oldenstadt Molzener Straße
  • Ostedt Könauer Straße
  • Rätzlingen Hanstedter Straße
  • Riestedt
  • Römstedt Niendorfer Weg
  • Rosche Bevensener Straße
  • Seedorf Zur Worth
  • Soltendieck Hauptstraße
  • Stöcken Bevensener Straße
  • Suderburg Holxer Straße
  • Suhlendorf Mühlenbergstraße
  • Süttorf Zum Windmühlenberg
  • Uelzen Ripdorfer Straße
  • Uelzen Von-Estorff-Straße
  • Ulzen (same as above?)
    • Find A Grave (estimated location) (3 listings)
      • Dorothee Marie Behrens Dreyer (26 Jan 1819-31 Dec 1846) (age 27)
      • Theresa R. Fisch Holzweiss (23 Aug 1884-2 Sep 1963)
      • Johannes Julius "Hans" Weigand (24 Dec 1904-1945) (shot and killed, World War II)
  • Varbitz Stummelberg
  • Waldfriedhof Medingen Am Kampenweg (Bad Bevensen)
  • Westerweyhe Am Waterbusch
  • Wichmannsburg Billungstraße
  • Wieren Raiffeisenstraße
  • Wrestedt Zum Breek (same as Friedhof Wrestedt?)
  • Wriedel Heinrichstraße


Characters for usage

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Notes and references

  1. Only the states of Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine Westfalia use the descriptor Kreis.
  2. Matthias Blazek: Das Löschwesen im Bereich des ehemaligen Fürstentums Lüneburg von den Anfängen bis 1900. Eigenverlag, Adelheidsdorf 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-019837-3, S. 142 ff.
  3. Ämter were administrative bodies like Samtgemeinde; in Schleswig-Holstein these administrative bodies are still called Amt (pl. Ämter).
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #44646451


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Hello, I have a person born in a "Barum" on 31 Dec 1871, according to the marriage record of the son. Currently, I have identified three Barum's in Lower Saxony. I checked the baptism book for Barum/Salzgitter, but without success, so I was wondering if the church books for Barum/Uelzen were accessible online? Please see:

Thanks Sven

posted by Sven Elbert
Just found persons born or died in Esterholz, Gavendorf, Kahlstorf and Kölau, and created the categories accordingly. This has been fun!
posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
Thanks for filling in the gaps, Oliver!
posted by Steven Greenwood
Hi, there is a link on this page to the category Category: Häcklingen, Niedersachsen which is to be deleted, could the link to it be removed please?

Many thanks, regards, Margaret, Categorization Project volunteer.


The category link now points to Category: Häcklingen (Uelzen), Niedersachsen.

posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
The three entries for Natendorf cemetery, father Ernst Müller and two infant daughters, profiles created just two days ago on 6 January, have now been connected to the common tree via Ernst's oldest daughter Doris Catharine who had a WT profile since Nov 2021.
posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
Outstanding! That's the kind of work I like to see this page generate. Granted I feel I should branch off the cemetery data still.
posted by Steven Greenwood
Hi, there is a link on this page to the category Category: Grünhagen, Niedersachsen which is to be deleted, could the link to it be removed please?

Many thanks, regards, Margaret, Categorization Project volunteer.

The link should now be corrected. There are two Grünhagens in Niedersachsen thus we had to split that old category up.
posted by Steven Greenwood
Actually, there are not two Grünhagen in Niedersachsen, cf. where the mistaken Grünhagen in Landkreis Celle was debunked.
posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
Oh boy. What do we do now that the category has been deleted?
posted by Steven Greenwood
Leave it as it is now. It's not the worst to disambiguate the place by parentheses. After all, there are other Grünhagen outside of Niedersachsen, and in the past, there was another Grünhagen near Hitzacker which was destroyed ~400 years ago, cf.
posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
I agree with Sven. This page is very impressive.
posted by Steve Thomas
Really impressive, well done!!
posted by Sven Elbert
Awesome page!! Could you please add wikitreegermanroots (at) as co-PM? I will then attach this great work as a resource for the Lower Saxony team.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Thank you. It has been completed.
posted by Steven Greenwood