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aerial photograph of 1996
Aerial photograph of 1939
Theodericus "de magna domo" in the year 1269 as the first is called, it documentary carried this names after the possession. Its brother or son Conradus arises in the years 1276-1296 in different documents of this area. Its son Stephanus, called 1280-1290, follows as well as its sons Theodoricus and Stephanus. 1370 are belehnt documentary Stephanus by the bishop with Grotenhus, likewise in the year 1378 of bishop Potho. Heinrich follow (son of the Theodoricus) as well as its son Conrad. Grotenhus was in the possession of the family up to the year 1403. Now followed the family v. Piekenbrok, who received the property from the bishop to Lehen and up to the year 1500 lived there. The hereditary daughter mika v. Pikenbrok brought the property by the marriage with H. v. Ascheberg to the house Biing. From this the Mr. v. Morrien acquired the possession Grotenhus. In 18. Century acquires prince bishop F. v. Plettenberg, after becoming extinct the Nordkirchener line v. Morrien, their goods and concomitantly Grotenhus. In 19. Century came it into the possession of the counts Esterhazy. In the time the property had an area of 244 mornings in the municipality north churches and 212 mornings in south churches. Today the property is in the possession of the agriculture Spoeth. Of the old time one is reminded, if over the Grothueser way is past to the former Graefte to a linking the Grothueser valley to be seen and the Grotenhauser appears eastern to far in 1-2 km distance field.
HARRY OF GROTTHUSS
Source: Harry von Grothuss
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