My name is
Jörg von Rönn
and I live in a town called Schleswig on the Holm. This is situated an federal state of Germany called Schleswig-Holstein
Yes, you read that right, I live on the Holm, because the name Holm comes from Old-Danish language and means island, and the Holm was an island in former times. Even today the Holm is its own world with its own written and spoken rules.
The important part of the Holms is our church yard, which is in the middle of the Holm. The church yard belongs to the “Holmer Beliebung” and has a chapel at the center. This is the final resting place for the brothers and sisters of the “Holmer Beliebung”.
I was not born on the Holm. I have become part of the Holm by marriage. The family of my lovely wife Dorit has a long history on the Holm. Her family where the brewers and distiller. But this was a long time ago and ended with the 1st World War, as they needed copper and bronze for the arms. The original front of the house is still standing today, but the rest of the house is new.
I can look on a long history of our my family too, the von Rönn, von Rönne, von Rönnen or vun der Runne even as the American part of the family, the Ronne. The family came from a part of the state Niedersachsen, the Kehdinger Land. this is situated in the West of Stade and the river Oste with the town Osten at the center. later, in the early 20th century my family moved to Hamburg. There where others, who moved to Hamburg and I think today there are more of us in Hamburg then in the old homestead.
Here you’ll get back