Holzzelle
Community ID
 
1381
 
Medieval Location
 
in the county of Mansfeld
 
Date Founded
 
877
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded in 877. In 1058 it was transferred to the bishopric of Halberstadt by Heinrich IV and combined with Druebeck (Drübeck), although this union may have been quickly dissolved. On December 3, 1383 count Burchard was elected as the advocate of the convent, and from then on the advocacy remained in the hands of the count.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

On December 3, 1383 count Burchard was elected as the advocate of the convent, and from then on the advocacy remained in the hands of the count.

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

The community was afflicted in May 1525 by the Peasants' Revolt. The convent buildings were demolished. The abbess and fourteen nuns found protection in the Heiligen-Kreuz Kloster (convent of the Holy Cross) in Miessen. The community was able to save an inheritance register along with the foundation and their legal titles.

 
Admin. Notes
 

need to scan in primary documents/more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
877
 
Length
 
882