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German Genealogy

Schaumburg-Lippe

(Fürstentum / Principality) [Presently in Niedersachsen]

Some basic facts about Schaumburg-Lippe: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Size: 131 square miles

  • Population: 1839 - 27,468; 1848 - 28,840; 1855 - 29,848; 1864 - 31,382; 1871 - 32,059

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 31,216; Catholic - 386; Other - 23; Jewish 351; and Non-Christian - 13)

  • Since 1949 part of: Niedersachsen

  • Formerly: Principality

  • Prussian: No

  • Principal crops: potatoes, sugar beets, hay, rye, oats, wheat, barley

  • Livestock: cattle, horses, sheep, pigs

  • Industry: timber, starch, paper, sugar, tobacco, weaving, beer

  • Minerals: salt, coal

  • Rivers: Weser, Werre

Resources

Schaumburg-Lippe - Genealogy.net

  • Matzke, Heike. Schaumburger Auswanderer, 1820-1914 : Ergänzungen / bearbeitet von Heike Matzke. Melle : E. Knoth, 1995. xiv, 416 p. ; 24 cm. (Schaumburger Studien ; Heft 54) A supplement to Schaumburger Auswanderer, 1820-1914, edited by Heinrich Rieckenberg.
     
  • Rieckenberg, Heinrich. Schaumburger Auswanderer, 1820-1914. Bösendahl, 1988. x, 535 p. ; 24 cm. (Schaumburger Studien, ISSN 0581-9660 ; Heft 48) Emigrants are listed by year, with a name index. (FHL 943.59 H2ss v. 48)
     
  • Schaumburg-Lippe. Links to additional sites and information.
     
  • Schaumburger Auswanderer 1820-1914