Niederbonsfeld

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The first records of human presence in the Niederbonsfeld area are provided by the artefacts that were found on the Isenberg/in the Balkhauser valley, They date back to approx. 2000 BC. The settlement developed from approx, 900 AD, from the moment woodland was cleared for individual farms. 

The first recording states that 970 AD that the Werden convent was given a farm in Balkhausen,  as a present. 

Approx. 200 years later, between 1193 and 1200 AD the Isenburg castle was built. The count of Isenburg was said to have killed the Cologne arch bishop on the 7th of November 1225. That's why he was executed and the castle was demolished in the winter of 1225/1226 and not rebuilt afterwards. Today his descendants live as counts in Limburg in the Netherlands.  

In 1265 the farmers and setters joined forces and formed the Bodinsfeld farming community, which was the base for Ober- and Niederbonsfeld, that developed at a later point in time. 

Tradition has it that less fortunate leasehold tenants settled in the Winzermark after the division of the marks. Until 1850 this region was troubled by thieves and gangs and mark military was called in in order to control the problem and offer help. 

Hattingen was founded on 31-10-1841. Back then Dahlhausen, Linden and Oberbonsfeld were included.

Niederbonsfeld  merged with the city of Hattingen. Without Nierenhof the merger gave the city of Hattingen additional 4,3  kmĀ² and approx. 2200 new inhabitants.