See more photos of the Wehdem Church and area.
Currently this is the complete list of indices available. Two are currently being compiled:
If you would like to contribute to the this list, or indices for another parish, drop a line to
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wehdem serves the communities of Wehdem, Oppendorf & Westrup. It also served Oppenwehe until St. Martini Ev. Luth. Church opened there in 1931. The current church building in Wehdem was built in 1801.
Listing of the microfilm records available of the Wehdem Church books through the Latter Day Saints Family History Centers
Index lists have been created for many of the Wehdem films. These files are lists of the entries in the church record books at Wehdem Church in Stemwede. The files are organized according the births, marriages or deaths. The dates for each file correspond to the dates on the microfilm copies of the church books available through the Latter Day Saints Family History Centers. Each file may be organized one of two ways. All are organized primarily by year. The secondary order of listing is either in order of entry or in alphabetical order with the entry number listed. These are text files and can be very long. You may wish to save them to your hard drive to save internet time. If you open them in a word processor, such as MS Word, the columns should line up better.
There are a couple of primary abbreviations in the files: gen. & geb. These are short for "genannt" and "geboren". "Genannt" means that the family is called by another name, usually someone married a female landowner (widow or there were no sons) and the husband took her name. "Geboren" indicates that the bride was most likely getting married for the 2nd time or more. The "geboren" name would be her maiden name. Some files do not show "geb" or "gen", but have multiple names shown for the groom or bride. These would indicate that one of these two situations is present.
Wehdem Records Index Files
The PDF documents are smaller in size and, thus a quicker download. They
also have the data formatted in columns, so it easier to read.
ALL of them together:
PDF Format &
Nearly all combined:
Deaths 1801 - 1892: This is a partial listing, courtesy of Beverly Powell. If you have entries that are not included, please send them and we will add them.
of Names: Your family name may be Becker, but suddenly you can't find any.
Particularly in the earlier records, the names were spelled by the pastor since
many people couldn't read. A new pastor may have meant a new spelling. This is a compilation of many of the names from the Wehdem parish and variations
in the spellings for them. Thanks to John Rohlfing for creating it. My own line, Rübeck, has been spelled at least 17
different ways. This is a Adobe Acrobat PDF document. To view, click the link,
to download, right click the link and choose "save target as".
House Numbers of Wehdem Parish: Here's a list of the house numbers and families in Wehdem, Oppendorf, & Oppenwehe (listed alpha by family). This file take some time to load - it's a lot of info!
House Numbers of Wehdem Parish - By house number: The same list as above, but organized numerically by town. This file take some time to load - it's a lot of info!
>> Here's an explanation of the housing numbers, including the "bei" references.<<
German Keyboard Layout - now that you found names in your family, how do you
get that blasted ä,ö, ü or ß on your computer? There are methods using the
alt-key functions you can find in character map, or use Microsoft's Visual
Last Updated: 02/14/2006