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Description

Gehren is a town in Ilm-Kreis in Thuringia. It is located about eight km east of Ilmenau in the Valley of Wohlrose between the Thuringian Forest in the southwest and Langem mountain in the southeast. Today Gehren is the seat of Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Langer Berg, belonging to the four other municipalities in the area. It is also the seat of the Landeswaldarbeiterschule Thüringens, where pupils are educated.

Country: Germany | State: Thuringia | District: Ilm-Kreis | Area: 29.99 km˛ | Population: Population: 3,500 (December 2008)

History

Gehren had been existed since the Middle Ages. From there, the southeastern part of today Ilm-Kreis around the villages of Langewiesen, Gehren und Großbreitenbach was managed at the time by Schwarzburger Oberherrschaf. The headquarters administration building was demolished in 1997. Toward the end of the 19th century began in Gehren industrialization and some larger factories, such as the sawmill at the train station that caused the location to develop into a town.

Notable Persons

Johann Michael Bach [14] (1648-1694), organist and composer, was town organist, instrument maker and town clerk in Gehren
Johann Christoph Bach [17] (1673-1727), was Kantor and organist in Gehren
Maria Barbara Bach (1684-1720), daughter of Johann Michael Bach, and first wife of J.S. Bach
Johann Günther Bach [33] (1703-1756), mucisian, son of Johann Christoph Bach, was born in Gehren
Udo Kier (b 1944), actor, bought in 2008 the schoolhouse in Gehren

 

Bach Connection

Maria Barbara Bach (1684-1720), daughter of Johann Michael Bach, and first wife of J.S. Bach, was born in Gehren. It is not known if he himself has ever been in this town.

Events in Life History of J.S. Bach

Date/Year

Event

Mühlhausen (1707-1708)

Oct 17, 1707

Marriage with cousin Maria Barbara Bach, daughter of Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694) of Gehren, in Dornheim, near Arnstadt

Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works: None.

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: None.

 

Features of Interest

Gehrene Schloss
Stadtkirche St. Michael

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Gehren

Information & Links

VG "Langer Berg"
Obere Marktstraße 1
98708 Gehren
Tel.: +49-36783- 88023 | Fax: +49-36783-88029
Mail: bluhm@langerberg.de

Gehren (Wikipedia) [German]
Gehren (Official Website) [German]
Gewhren (Unofficial Website) [German]

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2009)

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