"Puurmani - Manor's history" Puurmani by TheaIren
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It is known that people were living in Puurmani area already in stoneage. They were hunters.
The first known name for the todays Puurmanni is known as Lemestevere mentioned in churchbooks already in 1411. But soon it was renamed to Kursi
( in german Talkhof ). Because in that time there was built Livonian Orders stronghold in there. There is no certain evidence of the stronghold nowdays but some historians think that it was located in the same spot where Manor house stands today. The stronghold was destroyed in Livonian War.
Kursi was known for it's two lime burning owens in 1600.
During that time the village around church and stronghold was called Kursi.
They started to use Puurmani around 17th century by the manors owner name Christoph von Buhrmeister.
Nowadays Puurmanni village is a center of the same named parish. There are 2209 people living in the parish. The largest villages are Puurmani and Saduküla. Main economics is agriculture and forestry.
History of Puurmani manor is starting with brothers Jürgen and Christoph Buhrmeister. Swedish queen Kristiina gave this manor to them as a gift in 1645.
The family was accepted into Livonian Knight's matricle in 1797.
Christopher von Buhrmeister was swedish military man. By Manteuffel family chronics he was serving his kings 58 years, lost his two son's in the war and his son in law Heinrich Johann von Güntersberg during battles close to Kopenhagen.
In 1660 he became landadviser and he died as generalmayor and Pärnu's commandant when he was 84 years old. He was buried to Tartus Jaani church.
Old Buhrmeister had to make hes legacy quite complicated. He had also
two daughters and their husbands brothers Günthersbergs brought to this family a Uderna Manor what they heritaged from their father. As Buhrmeister lost his two sons and one son in law, he wanted to leave all his properties to grandson ( as only male heir ). There is remaining contract in archives between Christpher Buhrmeister and Christopher Güntersberg.
Puurman's Manor house was supposed to go to Eberhard who was son of Heinrich Johann von Güntersberg and Dorothea von Güntersberg ( born Buhrmeister ). As Puurmani went to grandchild, it left Uderna Manor to Christopher von Güntersberg. By the Manteuffel family chronicals Christopher had to pay for his brother's three daughters Margaretha von Essen, Sophia Helena von Billstein and Dorothea Maria von Schmidt compensation of 500 rigsdalers. In this document he also supposed to pay 500 rigsdalers in 1667, 1668 and 1669 to captain Billstein who must have been their legal guardian.
I will continue with manor history I found out at travelogue.
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