Chronicle of the city of Düren / 1876–1900 - Chronik der Stadt Düren/1876–1900

This list is a partial list of the chronicle of the city of Düren . It lists events dated from 1876 to 1900 in Düren .



  • Establishment of the 'Zimmermann & Jansen' factory
  • Foundation of the Rölsdorfer rifle brotherhood "Constantia" in the Gasthaus Gohr
  • Foundation of the steel goods and chain factory Leopold Krafft u. Co., later, Krafft and Schüll
  • The Düren Beautification Association is laying the 'Nördliche Vereinsstraße', now Schoellerstr. , and the 'Südliche Vereinsstraße', now Eberhard-Hoesch-Str. or Euskirchener Str. , at
  • May 6th: The Düren town band, called 'Städtische', gives their first concert in Großtivoli
  • Spring: The fire brigade band is founded
  • June 1st: The local telegraph office is merged with the post office
  • June 24th: Weak earthquake
  • September 6th: Founding of the 'Düren Men's Choir'
  • November 2: Major fire in the sugar factory
  • December 18: Successful attempts are made to establish a telephone connection with Aachen on the previous telegraph line


  • Easter: Opening of the St. Anna Parish School, now Pesch School
  • First edition of the Düren address book
  • May 1st: Opening of the ' RHEINISCHE PROVINZIAL IRRENANSTALT ' on the 'Sieben Morgen' property, construction of which began in 1874
  • August 26th: Strong earthquake, a lot of structural damage in Düren
  • September 10: Expulsion of the Ursulines from Düren
  • The city is building a girls' high school in the former Ursuline convent


  • The district court of Düren moves into the Jesuit college and uses it until 1934.
  • The monastery of the Elisabetherinnen is demolished.
  • The Ritzefeld und Linden company is building a bathing establishment in Rurstr.
  • Extension of a Joseph chapel to St. Martin's Church (Annakirche), completed in 1881
  • April 1st: Fire in the sugar factory
  • June 11th: First electrical house lighting in Eberhard Hoesch's private house
  • September 29: Foundation stone laid by Philipp Schoeller for the new construction of the Anker carpet factory. It partially moves from the city center to Birkesdorf .


  • April 10th: Foundation of the municipal high school, today Rurtalgymnasium
  • There are 118 wells in Düren
  • November: The Annuntiatenkloster in Zehnthofstr. is cancelled
  • December 1st: Results of the census: 17,151 inhabitants, 1,576 houses


  • Start of the expansion of the Alte Jülicher Str.
  • January 19: The first public mailbox in Rölsdorf is put into operation
  • March 15: The 'Voluntary Poor Association' opens a sales point for savings brands
  • March 19: The St. Joseph's Chapel, built on the north side of the Anna Church, is inaugurated, donated by Alexander Theodor Ahrweiler
  • 18./24. November / 1. December: earthquakes caused by earthquakes



  • The men's choir 'Liederkranz' is founded
  • August 24th: The Schellengasse is opened in Wilhelmstr. renamed


  • A cell bathing establishment is being built on the Rur
  • May 25: Inauguration of the St. Anna Column, Altenteich, as a present for Dean Vaßen, who celebrated his diamond jubilee as a priest
  • July 9th: The second Kölntor, a 'residential gate' owned by Wilhelm Edmund Hoesch, the old city fortification in Kölnstrasse, is demolished


  • The Ursulines move into their new monastery in front of the Kölntor
  • The first telephone service is created
  • The chemist Adolf Hupertz and the businessman Felix Banning found the Düren metal foundry in Veldener Str
  • Relocation of Bergstrasse, today 'Am Krausberg', due to renewed enlargement of the municipal cemetery
  • In Düren there are 19,802 inhabitants in 3,727 households or 1,709 houses
  • June 19th: Inauguration of the water tower at Annakirmesplatz. The first public water pipeline was put into operation.
  • July 4th: The Crown Prince, later Emperor Friedrich III. , stops in Düren
  • July 25th: Commissioning of the first urban water pipeline and the first waterworks above the city near the racecourse
  • October 14: Privy Councilor Emmerich Stürtz is named the second honorary citizen of the city on the occasion of his 50th anniversary in service as District Administrator


  • The first steam laundry in Düren, Johann Wolff, later the Edelweiß company, is built in Burgstrasse, now Rütger-von-Scheven-Strasse.
  • The Protestant orphanage in Pletzergasse opens
  • May 3: Opening of the north school on Ochsenweg, now Schulstr.
  • May 24th: Julius Reinhardt dies as the last pastor of the Lutheran congregation
  • 28/29 October: The evangelical congregation in Düren is founded through the deed of union of the Reformed and Lutheran congregations (Calvinists and Lutherans)


  • Foundation of the cotton wool and bandage factory Dr. Degen & Kuth (DUKA, now Hartmann) by the owner of the Löwenapotheke, which has existed since the 15th century
  • The district office moves from Oberstr. to the house of Eberhard Hoesch at the cattle market
  • Construction of the fire station on the school site of the Peschschule
  • Nerbst: The underpass of the Cologne – Aachen railway line will be built in the Eisenbahnstrasse, today Josef-Schregel-Strasse, in its present form
  • The 'Rheinische Provinzial Insane Asylum' is expanded to include a house for sick lawbreakers


  • 540 households are connected to the public water supply
  • The first primitive gas piping is replaced by seamless Mannesmann pipes
  • The chicken market in Ahrweiler place renamed
  • Beginning of piping of the city stream
  • Construction of the fire brigade training house at the old water tower, Annakirmesplatz (existed until 1933)
  • The first horse-drawn steam sprayer for the fire brigade is donated by manufacturers in Düren (cost: 4,600 thalers)
  • June 20: The cell bathing establishment on the Rur is torn away by floods
  • October 30th: Inauguration of the new building of the Protestant children's school on Philippstrasse, later the Protestant parish hall, demolished in the 1970s to expand the intersection area
  • November 5: Opening of the Cologne - Düren - Aachen telephone line
  • December 3: The one at Schützenstr. The newly built kitchen with the dining hall of the “Voluntary Poor Association” is put into use


  • Extension of the town hall
  • Creation of the Jewish cemetery in Binsfelder Str.
  • The Dürener Bank moves to the Wilhelmstr. 8 um
  • May 7th: The cattle market is renamed Kaiserplatz
  • 3rd June: Opening of the boys' day care center in Hortstrasse, today Langemarckstrasse.
  • May 5th: Inauguration of the war memorial


  • The Augustinian Cellites start building a new monastery with a church between Pletzergasse and Jesuitengasse, completed in 1910
  • Founding of the Canzler machine and equipment factory
  • Creation of the ' Düren Metal Works '
  • Countess von Keyserlingk inherits Burgau Castle (previously the von Elmt families)


  • March 22: The city inaugurates a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I on Kaiserplatz (price: 70,000 marks); until 1850 the preaching house of the Reformed congregation stood here
  • March 25th: The library (city library) moves from a hall of the town hall to the extension of the town hall on Weierstrasse. around
  • April 21: Inauguration of the Stiftisches Gymnasium in Zehnthofstr.


  • Expansion of Bismarckstrasse. and Moltkestr.
  • New construction of the Rurbadeanstalt below Tivolistraße . The old bathing establishment from 1882 was destroyed in a flood in 1891.
  • June 1st: The Düren – Kreuzau railway line goes into operation
  • September 19: The Bismarck monument in Bismarckstrasse. is inaugurated. It costs 70,000 marks, which the citizens of Düren raised themselves
  • December 9th: Foundation of the Düren branch of the Eifelverein


The Protestant parish hall in Moltkestr. arises


  • February 1st: In Philippstr. 7 a public bath with 16 bathtubs and 17 shower rooms will be built, which was largely financed by Eberhard Hoesch
  • April 1: The first Düren steam train starts its local freight transport in Düren-Nord (later ' Dürener Eisenbahn AG')
  • June 3: The Protestant Realprogymnasium is converted into a Realschule , from 1901 Realgymnasium
  • September 1: The first automobile drives in Düren


  • April 2: Düren's first mayor, Hubert Jacob Werners, dies. He will be succeeded by the former 2nd Mayor of Mannheim, August Klotz
  • May: The new Rur bridge, Bismarck bridge, is opened to traffic
  • June 1st: The Düren steam train also starts passenger traffic to Birkesdorf
  • July 4th: The girls' home in Holzstr. will be opened
  • August 8th: The compulsory connection to the water pipe is ordered by a municipal ordinance
  • September 12th: The newly built orphanage in the Spülgasse, now Waisenhausstr. , is inaugurated by Pastor Lohmann , Parish St. Anna. The Borromean Sisters are responsible for the care


  • The Leopold Schoeller & Söhne cloth factory moved from the current Kaufhof grounds on Wirteltorplatz to the current Valencienner Str. In Brand on March 13 and 14, 1895
  • The Anker carpet factory moves from Wirtelstrasse. to Birkesdorf (move started in 1879)
  • March 21: Prince Otto von Bismarck becomes 3rd honorary citizen of the city
  • March 28th: ​​In the Wirtelstr. 31 the merchant Leonhard Tietz opens a department store on 800 m² (from 1993 Kaufhof AG)
  • June 23: Inauguration of the Protestant parish hall in Moltkestr.
  • September 30th: The city acquires 'Großtivoli', now Stadtpark, from the Ewaldus rifle guild for 64,000 marks
  • October 14th: Inauguration of the new Mother of God House


  • The ' Spielvereinigung Schwarz-Weiß Düren ' emerged from the Düren gymnastics club
  • Establishment of the 'Rurtalsperren-Gesellschaft' by the administrative districts of Aachen
  • June 21: opening of the city park
  • September 16: The Annakirmes takes place for the first time on the new site on Aachener Strasse , previously in the city center on Kaiserplatz



  • The Cellitinnen take over the Provincial Facility for the Blind in Düren and work there until 1968.
  • Demolition of the old syringe house in Weierstrasse.
  • APRIL 1: Dürener Industrial start with an insert which Dürener Bank AG ', the later with the Dresdner Bank merged
  • July 31: The 'Köln-Obertor-Promenade' is opened in Hohenzollernstr. renamed
  • Foundation of the first soccer club 'Germania'


  • 90% of the residents get their water from the public network
  • Installation of an organ in the Church of the Resurrection (Evangelical Church)
  • Inauguration of the 'Annaheimes' as a Rhenish blind asylum, a foundation by Philipp and Anna Schoeller
  • May 7th: With urban barges (rowing boats) you can now row on the Rur between Aachener Straße and the Rur swimming pool
  • July 1st: Opening of the 'savings and loan fund', later Kreissparkasse, in Wilhelmstrasse. 15th


  • The rectory in Rölsdorf, Monschauer Str. 134, is built
  • Düren has 27,168 inhabitants, is the second richest city in Prussia and the third richest city in Germany
  • Leopold Hoesch donates the museum to the city