Wörn meets Wöhrn in
Rally 2000 of the Family
Assocation Wörn (inc.)
(Summary of the newspaper article in
'Schwetzinger Zeitung', edition 17th May 2000)
- The Family Association had invited to meet at Bremerhaven from 25th
to 29th April 2000
- The members came per car, railway and plane from Schwetzingen,
Villingen, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Berlin, Wuppertal, Bremen and the
- They were warmly welcomed by the Bremerhaven Wöhrn. Most of them
had never met before.
- The purpose of the rally was to get in contact with the Bremerhaven
family branch, which was discovered in 1998 thru a note in a family bible of
1833 owned by the Stuttgart branch.
- By 1875 4 brothers had left Ludwigsburg to find work at the
Bremerhaven seaport and the construction of the canal linking the German
North Sea to the East Sea. 2 of them found work and stayed, while the other
2 emigrated to the USA.
- The cultural program of the rally therefore concentrated on the
living conditions of the North German Wöhrn. It was clear that since 1875
they also had adopted typical professions of the coastal area like sailor,
ship's cook, average adjuster, captain, pilot or log-keeper.
- With the help of information material provided in advance, the
visitors could easily understand what was going on in the Bremerhaven
seaport. The emigrators exhibition and the National German Navigation Museum
offered the opportunity to duplicate the situation of the emigrators to the
- In Bremen, the capital of the German State of Bremen, the historical
old town was part of the program. By sea-ferry the town of Brunsbüttel was
reached, where the group was introduced to the sea-logs of the above
- The hilight of the rally, however, was the fact that more than 40
family members listened to the lecture about the 500-years of family
history, in which they learned why the Northgermans spell their family name
with an 'h'.
- At the end of the rally more than 50 Wörn / Wöhrn had met and
promised to join the Family Assemby Meeting in April 2001.