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Protestant Pastors in Westphalia 1850-1914

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kaelble, Hartmut
  • Janz, Oliver
Publication Date
1998
Contributor
  • H. Kaelble (Data Collector)
  • O. Janz (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    Social history of the protestant pastors in Westphalia in the 19th and 20th century. Topics: Collective biographical data set of all 1687 pastors who held a steady position in the Westphalian church province between 1. Jan. 1850 and 21. Dec. 1914. Recorded were: date of birth, place of birth, occupation of father, pastor among grandfathers, high school city, high school graduation year, vocational training before college, first college city, last college city, number of college cities, length of studies, second studies, membership in students organizations, stay in theological students housing, city and date of first and second examinations, academic degrees, type, city and starting date of the activities in the time as candidate (up to 11 activities were recorded), date of ordination, type, city and starting date of pastor positions (up to 7 were recorded), higher church offices, other offices in church clubs and organizations, other offices in synods, publications, theological position, interruptions of the office, type and date of end of office, death date and death city. In addition the data set contains information on family relationships. Thus besides marital status and number of marriages altogether for the first and a possible second marriage the following was recorded: marriage date, occupation of father-in-law, pastor among grandfathers of wife, place of residence of father-in-law, birth and year of death of wife as well as number of children or births.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1850 / 1914
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    Westphalia
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
    Westphalia
Sampled Universe
Pastors
Sampling
Decisive for inclusion in the sample was the date of introduction in a steady parsonage. The data set contains pastors who in 1850 were already quite old, but also pastors who in 1914 had just taken office. This covers a time interval going beyond the epoch between 1850 and 1914. The years of birth of the pastors contained in the data set range from 1756 to 1886. Evaluation of archive materials: above all the Westpfalian pastor book of Friedrich-Wilhelm Bauks published in 1980 which contains in standardized form short biographies of the pastor of this region from the Reformation to 1945.
Collection Mode
  • File analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 1687
    Number of Variables: 141
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8114 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Janz, Oliver: Bürger besonderer Art: Evangelische Pfarrer in Preussen 1850-1914. Berlin: de Gruyter 1994. (Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission zu Berlin, 87).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Kaelble, Hartmut; Janz, Oliver (1998): Evangelische Pfarrer in Westfalen 1850-1914. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8114