For the first time the Sponheim are specifically brought in Carinthia in connection. There were 1020 two counts to Carinthia and obtained there by rich Erbheiraten the counties of Lavant and of Ortenburg. In our area a Eberhard von Sponheim was first mentioned in 1044, the church is founded on the Feldberg in Sponheim, which became a monastery later. He had already owned at Wörresbach in Birkenfeldischen.
There then follow another Eberhard, then Stephan died,. 1118, Meginhard, d. 1155, his brother Rudolf, Godfrey I mentioned 1160, Gottfried II., 1181, John I. and his sons Gottfried and Heinrich. This is the sequel to Sex Count the back county Sponheim (so Witte). As far as the here we are interested Starkenburg on the Mosel, as seems certain that Count Henry she had and she applied in a so-
But this feud extended only to the outer bailey, the big tower, the chapel, the Johann was doomed to Baptist and near the burial site was located on the castle servants, like skeletal remains have shown, and the part to lies to Enkirch.
The other half to south-
In the north, according to Enkirch, was a moat. A southern moat was immediately below the new building of the restaurant -
As far as the division of Sponheim possession, so is well established that this was 1234 and later carried out and the administrative center of the rear Starkenburg County of Sponheim. They came to John I (1233-
To back county Sponheim was in the mid-
After all, the Sponheim counts also bailiffs of Himmerod in which Abbey many are buried by them and which office they probably acquired due to their possessions in the West Eifel (Ham on the Prüm) and in Luxembourg (Oure and Clervaux). Because a Vogt had also, if necessary, establish by force of law and order in the areas entrusted to him and to this end he needed Burgmannen and servants. He could find only in his castles.
It should be mentioned that John I and Gottfried 1248 the document "The Rich by Encke frijheid" built in which they especially the gunmen gave assurances that they need in fulfilling their allegiance and to assert their own interests. 1274 (Heinrich 1267-
Still of 1324 divided the counts of the front and rear county common vassals. Count Henry (1267-
1294 agreed Johann II. With the Cistercian monks of Himmerod that henceforth will provide the chaplain of the castle. The monks had in Traben a courtyard with real estate (Mönchhof). The chaplain was obliged to read in the chapel the exhibition. But the court was freed with his Wingerten and fields of the Graf tax and also received a grant to natural history of the Count of Wahlenau courtyards and Enkirch.
The previous description of the historical sequence is a prime example of the resolution of Gaugrafschaften, which were originally intended only as administrative areas, but then by heredity as the root territory of individual families were considered and eventually eroded by the many donations, evaded the last Gaugrafen the new territorial rulers , the archbishops of Trier, the Count of Sponheim, etc. The Carolingian state constitution had been laid to rest and the sovereign prince arrived on the scene, with so many royal and permits.