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Overberg, Bernhard Heinrich
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(May 1, 1754, Höckel near Osnabrück – Nov 9, 1826, Münster), was ordained as priest in 1779. After serving as chaplain in Everswinkel, he was appointed in 1783 by the prince bishop’s vicar general, F.F.W. Fürstenberg, to teach in and direct a college to be founded in Münster for the initial and further training of primary school teachers; he remained active in that post until his death. In 1809 he became regent of the priests’ seminar and clerical dean in Münster; in 1818, Consistory counselor for education of the …

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Mette, Norbert, “Overberg, Bernhard Heinrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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