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Soden Miscellany

 



SODEN MISCELLANY

RECENT NEWS,

‘THE ROSE OF TRALEE’.

TOWNS ,

STREETS,

FORESTS,

RIVERS,

BUILDINGS ,

BOOKS 

RECENT NEWS:

1.   

Congratulations to Julie Soden , Belfast , Northern Ireland on obtaining her doctorate  from Queen's University , Belfast . Julie is now lecturing in The  New University of Ulster ,Coleraine. Her parents , Jim and Linda Soden ,    were at the reunion in Sligo in June , 2000.

2.   

We note with great regret the passing away of 2 very popular Soden family members. My aunt , Nora Soden , of Glasnevin , Dublin , Ireland died on 4th  October , 2000. Nora will always be remembered by relatives and friends , particularly , for her unconditional kindness to all her family.

Our  dear second cousin , Peter Soden of Pottle , Cavan , Ireland passed  away on 23rd April,2001 in Cavan . We spent so many happy days with Peter and his wife , Mary , and Gerard , their son when we were young. Sodens      have been living in Pottle since 1813.

        May they both rest in peace.

3.   

Congratulations to David Soden , Rathgar, Dublin , who published jointly a new book on Landlord and Tenant Law in Ireland. David is a practising solicitor in Dublin and attended the reunion in Sligo  in June 2000.

4.   

Congratulations to my sister , Marie Feeney , Toronto , Ontario , Canada on being praised publicly in the press and by her hospital board  for her  heroism and commitment with a doctor colleague on New Year's Eve,
2000 during a fatal shooting at St. Michael's Hospital , Toronto.

Details of this story can be read in the Canadian Newspaper , 'National Post' for 24th April , 2001 at this address:

http://www.national/post.com/commentary/columnists/story.html

Article written by Christie Blatchford

 

         

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RACE HORSE

‘MASTER SODEN ‘

owned by Albert Soden & Co. Ltd. and Henry Mills , Trainer

Past Outings 00010101

Winner at Redcar , November 1 st , 1999 at 33/1

and last at Southall  at 20/1. He came first at 6/1 in

Yarmouth , England on 25/7/01'

Son of Sire Pembroke and Dame Lady Member ; American bred.

 

THE ROSE OF TRALEE ,

Beauty Competition held annually in

Kerry , Ireland

August , 1976

 

 

MARIE SODEN , NEW YORK , USA

Family originating in  BALLYJAMESDUFF , CO. CAVAN

 

 

We find places or streets with the name ‘Soden’ in Germany , America

and Great Britain.

 

 

Soden Strasse,Bamberg,

WW II Memorial ,Wincombe,Oxfordshire,England

(Three Soden Brothers)

 

Cavan Cathedral, Cavan town

 

GERMANY

 

                 HANNOVER

(1) Soden Kloster

We find in Hannover, the ‘Soden Kloster ‘ , still today functioning as it was intended , that is , as an old people’s home.

This was founded in the year 15?? By the generous bequest of Mauritius von Sode , wealthy burgher of the city of Hildesheim and of the Hannoverian family . Mauritius had this built for members of the Soden family and anyone else of advanced age , to cater for 9 men and 9 women. This fine red sandstone building has survived the countless wars of German history since the mid 16th century.

 

(2) Soden Strasse, North of the Post office

Soden Strasse has been named after the von Soden family of Hannover ,whose connections go back to 1332. One of the its members was Dietrich vamme Sode, one of the German Mayors of London, England in 1500.

Places with the name Soden are the following:

 

63628 Bad Soden Salmünster

63384 Bad Soden bei Aschaffenburg

65812 Bad Soden im Taunus

37242 Bad Sooden-Allendorf

 

(3) BAD SODEN AM TAUNUS

 

This is an summary from the ‘Historical Lexicon of the German Provinces’ by Köbler , pages 522/523.

Title : SODEN

Since 1947 this is known as BAD SODEN am TAUNUS.

It is an imperial village.

        1035

Conrad II gave to the abbey Limburg an der Hardt the Royal

Court at Sulzbach with parts of the area in the villages of

Altenheim,Neuenheim,Schneidenheim and Soden.These parts

belonged later to the precincts of Sulzbach. The free peasants

were not affected by this arrangement.

        1191

Soden-am-Taunus is mentioned for the first time.

        1282

The free citizens and farmers of Soden and Sulzbach placed

themselves under the protection of the town of Frankfurt and

committed themselves to joining the imperial army.The villages

of Neuenheim,Altenheim and Schneidenheim then came under

the protection of the precinct of the Abbey of Limburg 

namely,under the protection of the Lords of Epstein,later

the Baron of Stolberg-Konigstein.

        1415

Soden and Sulzbach because of a loan which they obtained from

Frankfurt came under the control of Frankfurt as also did the

Abbey at Limburg.

        1561

When Limburg fell to the Palatine-Kurphalz,Frankfurt lost

Limburg then to the Palatinate.

        1613

Soden and Sulzbach,after paying back 800 Gulden,freed themselves from the control of Frankfurt.

        1650

The Palatinate transferred Sulzbach to Mainz.

                            1653

Frankfurt and Mainz eventually agreed on the control

of Sulzbach and Soden.

        1803

Sulzbach and Soden went over to Nassau

        1866

then over to Prussia

        1945

finally to Hesse.

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(4) Soden Strasse ,

Bamberg , Bavaria , Germany

 

This was named after Friedrich H. von Soden , baron ,
eccentric landlord ,theatre director and economist .

He was a writer born on the 4th December,1754 in Ansbach and he died on the 30th July,1831 in  Nurnberg. He was a Lawyer and Government Advisor He studied Law in Erlangen,Jena and Altdorf. He became a Brandenburg Government Adviser and Margrave and transferred then to Prussia in 1792 into the Prussian service when Ansbach came under their control. He retired into private life in 1796.

Theatre Director and Writer

He lived on his estate in Sassenfarth near Bamberg and he managed , between the years 1802 and 1810 , the Bamberg Theatre and , from 1804 , the Wurzburg Theatre.

He moved in 1811 to Erlangen and in 1813 to Nurnberg.
He became known as a writer of short stories,such pieces
as Franz von Sickingen,written in 1808 and a considerable
collection of dramatic works from among which we give the
better known ones;Inez de Castro,written in 1784;
Ann Bolyn,written in 1784;Dr.Faustus written in
1797 and Virginia,written in 1805. Soden was translator as
well of the works of Cervantes and Lopedevega as well as
being a translator of economic and state matters. The most
important of all his works is

entitled the ‘National Economy’ written between the years 1805 and 1824 in Aarau,in 9 volumes,and with this work he truly developed the science of national economics.

The present Soden Strasse in Bamberg near the Staatarchiv is called after him.

(EXTRACT from MEYERS KONVERSATIONS LEXIKON / 1897)

 

 

Soden Street, Emporia, Kansas

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United States of America

 

 

(5) Soden Street ,Cambridge , Massachussetts

                 Cambridge,Massachussetts

One of the earliest Sodens was in Cambridge , Massachussetts , Thomas Soden , a farmer after whom is named a street south of Central Square . He was there in the early 1700’s. Soden Street was named after Thomas Soden the owner of The Soden Farm. This farm was bounded northerly on main Street and easterly on Pleasant Street and a large tract , bounded northerly on Main Street and westerly on Putnam Avenue.

(Cambridge Historical Society)

 

(6) Soden Grove , Kansas , USA

is now better known as a leisure park but got its name from the flour mill owned by William T. Soden ,

whose sister Margaret died in New York in 1861 .

Their parents were William and Angelina Soden. It was still operating up to 1944 . Farmers would come with

their grain and wait in the Grove in queues. It was just outside Emporia ,Kansas , where there is today also

a Soden Road and a Soden Dam.

 

(7) Trenton , New Jersey , USA

 

There are 2 streets called Soden Street and Soden Avenue apparently named after a developer of the 1950’s.

Soden Street , Oregon City , Wisconsin named after William Soden , who fought in the Civil War and settled there .

(Source : Wayne Salisbury : A Time to Remember

Chapter 16 on William Soden )

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                                UNITED KINGDOM

 

Cwm Soden and River Sowe

Cwm Soden is marked on the map of West Wales

but this in fact refers to the River Soden ,which commemorates

Athelstan Soden ( b. 1849) or his father , John James Soden

(1813 – 1871). It runs into Cardigan Bay between

Newquay and Aberporth , West Wales.

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9. Books written about or by Sodens :

 

a.

Carl-Oskar Freiherr von Soden :

Ein Politiker – Priester in Bayern zwischen Monarchie und Diktatur

by Florian Trenner

St. Ottilien :EOS Publishing House, 1986

Xiv, 288 page,

Library of Congress Call No. BX4705.S66418 T74 1986

Library of Congress Control No. : 86164243

 

b.

Wolfram von Soden, Freiherr

Critical Essays on more recent Assyrian Publications.

by

Ebeling, Erich

(1937 &1972)

 

c.

Soden ,Hans Otto Arthur Maria Roderich Ulrich,Freiherr von ,

1881 – 1945

Theologie und Kirche im Wirken Hans von Soden

by

Erich Dinkler and Erika Dinkler - von Schubert

Göttingen , Germany

Publishers Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 1984

403 pages

Library of Congress Control No.: 84205731

Library of Congress Call No.: BX4827 . S63 A4 1984

 

d.

Hanke Peter , 1937 –

Ein Bürger von Adel : Leben und Werk des Julius von Soden , 1754 – 1831

Würzburg : Konigshausen & Neumann ,c 1988

378 pages

Library of Congress Control No.: 89164663

Library of Congress Call No.: DD192.S64 H35 1988

 

e.

Alfred Graf von Soden – Fraunhofen: Bilder eines Lebens

by

Wolfgang Meignörner – Schardt

Friedrichshafen : Zeppelin - Museum , 1994

56 pages

Library of Congress Control No.: 95158988

Library of Congress Call No.: TJ140.S597 M45 1994

 

f.

Einführung in die Altorientalistik

By

Wolfram von Soden

WBG Publishers

1992,XI, 249 pages

 

g.

The Ancient Orient

By

Wolfram von Soden

Das Gilgamesch – Epos

Translated by annotated

by

Wolfram von Soden

(Reclam,1988)

 

h.

The Ancestors and Descendants of Caleb Soden

by

John Voorhis Soden

Published Privately

Library of Congress

i.

 

The Sodens of Coventry :

A Warwickshire Family through Six Centuries

by

Ronald Soden , 1992

Published Privately.

 

j.

Genealogical Notes on the Sodens of Sligo

compiled by

James Arthur Soden , Toronto , Canada

Privately and

at the Genealogical Office , Dublin

 

k.

Joseph Ashby of Tysoe , 1859 – 1919

by

M.K.Ashby

Merlin Press

303 pages

 

l.

A Chronological History of the Soden Family in Ireland

From 1651 – 1951

( with notes on branches in Great Britain, Germany,

the Americas and the Commonwealth)

309 pages

Published Privately

by

Felix P. Soden , Dublin, Ireland.

 

m.

Genealogical Notes on the Soden Family

by

Terence Soden, Berkshire,England.

 

n.

William Soden and his Descendants

by

Neta Kellogg

Library of Congress

 

o.

The Ancient Orient

By

Wolfram von Soden

Das Gilgamesch – Epos

Translated by annotated

by

Wolfram von Soden

(Reclam,1988)

 

p.

A Time to Remember

by

Wayne Salisbury (1999)

(Chapter 16: William Soden , Oregon City, Wisconsin)

 

q.

Gillies

By

Johanna Soden

Cannongate 1998

 

r.

Looking Good on Paper

By

Garrett Soden

McGraw Hill 1994

 

s.

Teaching Problem Solving in Vocational Education

By

Rebecca Soden

Routledge 1994

 

t.

Smith and Soden’s Landlord and Tenant

By

Thomas Spooner Soden

Published 18

 

u.

The Reincarnation or Living Proof

The Story of Alice Soden

By

Kenneth Gould (1999)

Published Privately

 

v.

Notes on

Das Wrack and Other Stories from Siegfried Lenz

By

Felix P. Soden and Siobhan Supple (1979)

Helicon

 

w.

Das Falsche Reich

by

Carl Oskar von Soden

ed. 1999 by Wolfgang Johannes Bekh

EOS Verlag , St. Ottilien

 

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©Compiled by Felix Soden , Dublin , Ireland : May , 2001

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