Weitbruch, France

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Weitbruch is a commune in the canton of Haguenau in the department of Bas-Rhin.

Before 1736 Weitbruch (in the Amt Brumath) was in the territory of Hanau-Lichtenberg. When that line was extinguished in 1736 it was transferred to Hesse-Darmstadt. The rights of all nobility over Weitbruch were abolished by France effective 11 Aug 1789. This was confirmed by the Peace of Lunéville on 9 February 1801.


Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin is located at (sont situées au):

6 rue Philippe Dollinger 67100 Strasbourg

The new site can be accessed at this web address that has a search engine:  Bas-Rhin Archives


Church records may be accessed through this portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.

The Protestant church registers for Weitbruch start in the 1730s, however earlier Protestant church records for Weitbruch were recorded in the Gries Protestant church registers.


Civil records may be accessed through this portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.


Census records may be accessed at the following portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.

  • 1819 population 1137
  • 1836 population 1396
  • 1841 population 1420

The Hanau-Lichtenberg family were rulers of Weitbruch.  Their records are found in series C, G and E at the archives. Sub-series 17 J and 50 J may also be of interest.  The actual records are not on-line and are only available at the archives.