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Klingenberg in Germany
Posted by: Uwe Klingenberg Date: September 06, 2001 at 00:12:46
In Reply to: Re: Klingenbergs of Sourthern Illinois by faye klingenberg of 151

Hello Faye,

Klingenberg near Dresden
is not so effective like Klingenberg near Frankfurt.
It is a little village, a church, some farms, some houses,
a raylway station between Dresden and Freiberg,
and some industries, but rising.
This Klingenberg is famous by a big barrage/dam since 1914
at river Weisseritz coming from the mountains Erzgebirge

If you look at a card of Klingenberg-density in Germany
(I've made such cards) then you will find that the concentration
is in north-west of Germany.
There in north you can also find a lot of geographical terms
"Klingenberg", "Klingberg" or similar, this are street-names
in towns or villages and hills.

But if you read in old genealogical books of nobility
then you will find that Klingenberg comes from south and south-west
of old Germany,
Oberoesterreich, today Austria,
and Thurgau, today Switzerland,
and Schwaben (Swabia or Suevia), the area around the
lake Constance (Bodensee).

I've collected all details I could find.

It is a castle "Burg Klingenberg" about 35 km west of
Linz /Austria, today ruin.
And it is a castle "Burg Klingenberg" in southern czech (Sued-Boehmen)
about 125 km north of Linz. It is in Czech Republik now and
called "Hrad Zvikov" at Vltava-river (Moldau) near Pisek.
This is a wonderful castle.

The castles "Hohenklingen" with town "Stein am Rhein" in Switzerland
and "Hohentwiel" near Singen in Schwaben
were in 13th century in family estate of Klingenberg.

Result: There are two origins of Klingenberg-Name in Germany, north and

The today Saxony is not original a german country,
it was conqered by Germans beginning in year 929.
After conqeration was a settlement in 12th century
into this new countries,
and so came settlers from south-west-germany,
among them the Klingenbergs.

If you search places with the name Klingenberg in Germany,
there is, like you know,
D-63911 Klingenberg (in Franken, near Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt),
D-01738 Klingenberg (in Saxony, near Dresden),
but also
Klingenberg adjoining Heilbronn,
which becomes in 1970 a part of town Heilbronn and therefore
has no own adress now.
Klingenberg, D-25917 Enge-Sande, Post Langenhorn
Klingenberg, D-84333 Malgersdorf, Eggenfelden
Klingenberg, D-24601 Stolpe, bei Neumünster
many localities which have the syllables KLING... and ...BERG in the name
(Klingberg, Klingelnberg)
including street-names

When you find a street-name KLINGENBERG in Germany than it may be
called also by a person named Klingenberg. For example
Georg Klingenberg (not to my ancestors, it goes to the north).
He was an engineer for power stations (coal to electricity),
very famous, 1920 years,
Kraftwerk Klingenberg in Berlin-Rummelsburg.
There are streets and schools in and around Berlin called.

I have a wealth of information on my KLINGENBERG branch of the family, but
I am not sure if you are even interested in it.
I do hope what I have written here does catch your interest and I will be
looking forward to your reply.

The Uwe


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