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.

ARCHIVES

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

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 REGISTERS

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

  • CENSUS RECORDS

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.