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In June another special edition of the Inninger Geschichtsblatt will be published. The theme this time is rural life. We are still looking for original photos from the old days.

In June another special edition of the Inninger Geschichtsblatt will be published.

The theme this time is rural life.

We are still looking for original photos from the old days.


– Jutta Göbber and Robert Volkmann are two people who inspire each other with their passion for local history.

Both retired educators, they are constantly producing new ideas for the popular Inningen history sheets of the local history association, of which 77-year-old Göbber is the chair.

After Volkmann's special edition "Forest and Wood - Once and Now", he is now also responsible for a second special edition about rural life, which is due to appear in June.


The cattle market took place where the old sports ground is today.

The water house (rear left) is still there.

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Two or three years ago, when Jutta Göbber and Robert Volkmann (74) were talking about which topics were still pending, they came to agriculture, which had not yet been tilled.

You feel closely connected to Volkmann.

"After all, I'm a farm boy," says the man from Schlagenhofen.

"I noticed the change for 70 years." Jutta Göbber had no argument to oppose this and left the field to him.

On 350 pages, Volkmann has “collected very personal experiences, narratives and archive reports – personally coloured, but objectifiable”, he assures.

He wanted to draw a line from the life of the peasants in the past to the present day.

Inning used to be a pure farming village.

More than 50 rural properties are known.

"Most of them still had businesses," says Jutta Göbber, proudly emphasizing that Inning was the actual business location in the County of Seefeld.

"Yes, of course," says Volkmann, "we had the stream with mills, sawmills, tanners or dyers." Today there are just two dairy farms left - both in Schlagenhofen.

In addition, a good dozen other farms with and without cattle.

The book, for which the local history association is urgently looking for old photographs of rural life and work in Inning, is divided into 16 chapters, beginning with the grain, "our daily bread" through "100 years of subjection", the dear cattle to the future-oriented question "grow or give way?".

Volkmann was able to find around 400 pictures in his archive, 300 of them from Inning, but unfortunately many of them are not in the original.

They would continue to lose quality in print, which is why the local history association is calling on established Inningen families to look for old photographs.

Jutta Göbber has already asked Inning's former church orderly, Franz Meier, to help with the processing of the photo material.


Before the harvest you have to sow: the Scheidels from Schlagenhofen at work.

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The booklet is to go into print shortly before Pentecost under the title "Des hat sich ois aufgherd - all sorts of historical information about our farmers and about agriculture in our area".

Like the Wald-und-Holz-Werk, it will be a bit larger than the usual history sheets and therefore more expensive.

In order to keep the purchase price affordable, the local history association is happy about every donation.

Source: merkur

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