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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

"The news of the February revolution in Paris drove the citizens in the southern and middle-German states and in Berlin to outrage. In our own homeland, the peasants also rose up against the founders. The princes could no longer rely on their officials and soldiers. The storm of the revolution also moved the population in Frankenberg and the surrounding area. The enmity of the population correspondingly discharged their resentment and their unwillingness against the authorities, however, almost without blood.


In Viermünden, the linen weavers Seibel and Wollmer, "who may well have been in touch with the weavers in Wuppertal," were the leaders. With the call: "Raus!" Drumming them at the doors and windows of the peasants, gathering all around them from the Oberdorf, and demonstrating in front of the estate building. When the estate was not visible, the smokehouse was ransacked and the distillery was visited. There followed a funny night in the business of Friedrich BaUefeld (Henrichs). Seibel was still struggling with some, and was beaten. It was the only blood that flowed.


The great revolutionary events are also reflected in various records and descriptions from Röddenau and Frankenberg. A Röddenauer citizen reports: "In 1848 there was a year of riot. On Hümichel's wall, a single man from the Lehmekütte (Engels) gave a speech for freedom and justice and talked to the citizen-master."…"
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