Boofzheim

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Boofzheim

Boofze
A house in Boofzheim
A house in Boofzheim
Coat of arms of Boofzheim
Coat of arms
Location of Boofzheim
Boofzheim is located in France
Boofzheim
Boofzheim
Boofzheim is located in Grand Est
Boofzheim
Boofzheim
Coordinates: 48°19′57″N 7°40′54″E / 48.332500°N 7.6817°E / 48.332500; 7.6817Coordinates: 48°19′57″N 7°40′54″E / 48.332500°N 7.6817°E / 48.332500; 7.6817
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonErstein
IntercommunalityRhin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Eric Klethi
Area
1
11.94 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,376
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67055 /67860
Elevation155–161 m (509–528 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Boofzheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Its name is probably derived from the French "bœuf" (bull or ox). Variants of the name include Boofi - Boffesheim - Bofftsheim - Boffsheim - Bototzheim - Booftzheim - Booffzheim.[2]

History[edit]

It is said that, from the fifteenth century the village belonged to the Mieg family. In 1545 they introduced the Protestant Reformation into the village and the village church of St Etienne was turned into a Protestant chapel.

According to another source, Sebastian Mieg (Mueg), from a Strasbourg merchant family, bought half of Boofzheim in 1567 from the Abbess of St Etienne and built a castle on the land; this castle was burnt down by the Swedes in 1636 and was rebuilt in 1642. It was to the east of the Catholic Church, but no trace remains today. [3] Église Saint-Étienne de Boofzheim was last built in 1684.

From 1687 to 1854 the Church was shared by Protestants and Catholics, after which the Protestants built their own church and St Etienne's was given back to the Catholics. [4] In 1852 there were 953 Protestants and 200 Catholics in the village. [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Bakwaba". Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2009-08-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Alsatia Munita" (PDF). Société pour la Conservation des Monuments Historiques d'Alsace. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  4. ^ "Un peu d'histoire". Protestant parish of Boofzheim. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  5. ^ "UN PEU D'HISTOIRE". Hubert Martz. Retrieved 2009-08-27.