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Stößen, Germany

Stößner is the name of a house of untitled German nobility.



The family name Stößner is a toponym, which means it is derived from the name of the place of residence of its initial bearer. Stößen is established as a town in 936 and is located in the Burgenlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated southeast of Naumburg. It is part of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft.

This is the earliest known derivation of the Stößner name, although Volkmannsdorf and Schöndorf also had Stößners living in those locations as well. Hereditary surnames were first used in Germany in the twelfth century.[1]

Prominent Stößners

Nicol (1499- 1543?)
Landowner in Schöndorf bei Schleiz
Nicol, ev., (1577-1611)
Landowner in Schöndorf bei Schleiz
Hans Melchior
(1678-?) Dragoon in Poessneck. Participant in The Great Northern War?.
Hans (1652-1727)
Fiefdom holder in Volkmannsdorf, district of Schleiz, Thuringia.[2]
Hans Georg (1673-1727)
Textile mill owner (Linen) Volkmannsdorf, district of Schleiz, Thuringia.[3]
Hans Andreas (1711-1783)
Royal and Electoral Saxon Mayor and Judge of Volkmannsdorf, Germany.
The sovereign, King of Poland and at the same time Elector of Saxony, resided in Dresden. His territory was divided into districts. Volkmannsdorf belonged to county Neusatdt, district of Ziegenrück. The office was administered Arnshaugk (later Neustadt an der Orla) by the same official (Amtsschoesser). A village mayor (Schultheiss, Amtsschulze) had several duties: He was the village/county judge responsible for justice at a local level, for keeping order, for commercial affairs and was representative for absentee landlords.
Volkmannsdorf had various landlords. The knight's estate von Liebschuetz, Upper Court, with the Lords of Obernitz was one such landlord. They appointed Hans Andreas Stoessner to be judge in Volkmannsdorf. Untitled nobility also had much power in their small fiefdoms which were, in some cases, looked upon as autonomous states. Some 300 existed across Germany. residing at the Family Estate in Bucha. During the 20th century the Estate was used as an Equestrian Center. Its architecture is typically German in style with several plastered and timbered structures.[4]
Johann Gottlob I (1747-1813)
Judge in Bucha. residing at the family estate in Bucha. In the 20th century the estate was used as an equestrian center. Its architecture is typical German in style with several plastered and timbered structures.
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Johann Gottlob II (1787-1841)
Corporal under Napoleon Bonaparte in the Confederation of the Rhine from 1806–1813. He served twelve years and four months with the Royal Saxon Army and seven months with the Royal Prussian Replacement Battalion Nr.VIII as an NCO, during this time he was in the field 1806, 1809, 1812, 1813 and took part in thirteen major battles and 45 minor skirmishes. He lived in Dobritz from 1813-1831 and from this time until his death as the owner of an estate in Kolba (Saale-Orla-Kreis).
Stoessner Estate, Bucha, Germany
Johann Andreas (1763-1842)
Bucha. Owner of the Stoessner Estate. Johann Andres Stoessner also held a farmstead or "Hufe". The word Hufe is related to "Hof". A Hufe was formerly used to describe property. The size varying from village to village. Hufes were measured by Hectares which measured 2.5 acres. Parish books in Bucha list his death on the 29th of November 1842 at the age of 79.
August (1839-1889)
Dresden. Officer, King's German Legion.
Dr. Med. Johann Christian (1784-1850?)
Obergoelitz. Medical Doctor, Pharmacist.
Dr. Phil. Eduard Heinrich Bernhard (1821-1892)
Director of School in Döbeln.[5]
Carl Christoph (1846-1916?)
Director of the train system in Dresden. The year 1889 is the birthdate of Dresden's streetcar system. With approximately 6,000,000DM German marks Carl Christoph Stoessner created the first Strassenbahnlinien Committee and also became its first director. The streetcars were painted yellow to pay respect to the noble Thurn and Taxis family. To this day the trains are the same colors.[6]
Dresden S-Bahn
Dr. Eduard Ferdinand (1856-1909)
Helstedt. Medical Doctor. Published Author of [Elemente der Geographie in Karten und Text]1873 Eisenach
Dr. Med. Karl (1862-?)
Annaberg. Medical Doctor.
Dr. Phil. Arthur Theodor (1873-1938)
Dresden. Director of Studies in Dresden. Published Author of [Lehrbuch der Padagogischen - Auf Grundlage der physiologisch-experimentellen Psychologie]1911,1920,1921 Leipzig
Horst Oskar Wilhelm (1888-1972)
Dresden. Colonel in German Military.
Rudolph S. (1893-1918)
Banker in Saale, Second Leuitenant Feldflieger Pilot Officer World War I.   Shot down over Billy-Montigny, Lille, N. France
Johannes Paul Otto (1894-1915)
  NCO World War I Hooge, Belgium Sept. 25,1915.
Erich Karl (1896-1918)
Leuitenant World War I.   at Chateau Lesdain, Battle of Cambrai (1918).
Gerhardt Willi Kurt (1898-1978)
Major in Selb.

Coat Of Arms

Stoessner Arms
Blazon of Arms
Per fess, 1st azure, two mullets in fess or; 2nd or, a rose gules; overall a fess gules.
Between a vol azure, each wing charged with a rose gules, the bust of a woman with hair or and vested gules.


  1. ^ Stadt Stößen
  2. ^ Magdeburg State Archives, Wernigerode branch. Record books of the hereditary Liebschütz Court of 1651-1679, letters of feudal tenure 1665-1681, 15 records of feudal tenure for the Upper Court (Oberer Hof) von Liebschütz 1554-1859. 9 records of feudal tenure for the Under Court (Unterer Hof) 1497-1873.
  3. ^ In the book of the Arnschaugk office 7th of June 1695 page 372-3 regarding the estate inheritance under the supervision of Pastor Stephan Rothe von Liebschütz.
  4. ^ The record books of the Arnshaugk office on the 28th of July 1697 (Volume 10, Sheet 28) it is stated that Hans Stoessner von Volkmannsdorf(1b.) is the fiefdom holder(1a.); Magdeburg State Archives; Neustadt Archives (Arnshaugk); Municipality ledger of Arnshaugk, Blut und Boden Publishing House, Goslar, Germany.
  5. ^ Lessing-Gymnsasium Döbeln
  6. ^ Dresden Metropolitan Railway
  [[1]] Stoessner Official site


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