Place:Ronsdorf, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany

Alt namesWuppertal-Ronsdorfsource: Family History Library Catalog
Located inRheinland, Preußen, Germany
Also located inNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    
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Ronsdorf is a district of the German town Wuppertal. It has population of about 22.500. Ronsdorf was first mentioned in 1494, and in 1745 it received its town character. It was founded only a few years before by Elias Eller when he relocated the Zionites there from Elberfeld. Ronsdorf was made a part of Wuppertal in 1929.

Ronsdorf consists, in addition to the town Ronsdorf, of the villages Heidt, Erbschlö, Holthausen, Blombach, Linde, Marscheid, Großsporkert, Kleinsporkert and Kleinbeek.

Ronsdorf was heavily destroyed during the allied bombings of World War II on the night of May 29, 1943, therefore only a few old buildings (like the typical black and white timber-framed "Bergisches Haus") remain today.

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