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The original villages

The Würselen around 1800 was only a spot with a few houses around the church of St. Sebastian. But St. Sebastian was what distinguished Würselen from all the other villages in the neighborhood. It was the ecclesiastical center. That is why today's Würselen grew out of this importance, which goes back to the chapel of the Wormsalt estate that already existed there in 870.
The figure below shows the visually created living spaces. For each village, this area encloses the recognizable area with houses.

Trachot Dörfer

Villages on the Tranchot map
highlighted by the areas drawn around the recognizable development
Tim-Online Projekt-Datei: "Tranchot Dörfer.json"
Route: "Tranchot Dörfer.gpx"
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tim Online Projekt

The names of the villages – except for Meissenberg – are still alive today. In the tradition of the Jungenspiele, they have gained in importance again today.
The next figure shows the living spaces transferred to the WebAtlas Maps. Surfaces were moved so that they fit on this map.

WebAtlas Dörfer

Villages on the WebAtlas map
highlighted by the areas drawn around the recognizable developmentg

Tim-Online Projekt-Datei: "WebAltlas Dörfer.json"
Route: "WebAtlas Dörfer.gpx"
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tim Online Projekt

Inhabitants

The number of inhabitants in the individual villages and their development in the first half of the 19th century is surprising in that Würselen is rather one of the smaller villages.
The table shows that, however, the number of inhabitants is increasing relatively strongly in all villages.

Dorf

1801

1812

1826

1849

Birk

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Bissen

165

247

278

322

Broich

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Dobach

37

39

37

66

Drisch

145

227

257

284

Elchenrath

251

380

427

460

Grevenberg

181

285

324

482

Haal

193

275

321

409

Linden

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Morsbach

427

688

686

1118

Neuhaus

33

37

44

99

Neusen

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Oppen

71

110

129

176

Prick

28

22

28

k. A.

Scherberg

316

403

405

662

Schweilbach

312

413

460

607

Weiden

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Wersch

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

k. A.

Würselen

192

298

326

391

Population in the villages
Source: G. Welper: „Scherberg – Schweilbach, Ortsentwicklung in Würselen“, Schriftenreihe Kulturarchiv Würselen Band 2, ISBN 978-3-942513-19-7, 2013