The oldest (indirect) evidence of this little church is a note about a church visit by the diocese of Eichstätt in 1480. There a branch church is called "im Paum". According to W. Schwemmer, the name mentioned in 1520, "To the sacred tree", is intended to indicate a pre-Christian place of worship. Other local historians suspect that the single-aisle late Gothic building was created as a plague chapel (several plague waves in the 14th century). 1504 it says "To Paum, a capeln, is called to Sant leonhart".
1508, the chapel - at that time probably already ruin - is mentioned in connection with a murder. In 1733 the chapel in the "Delicae Norimbergensis" is called again. According to records of Pastor Otnets, who worked from 1637 to 1659 in Pommelsbrunn, there was a document (date unknown), after the service was held on six different days before the destruction of the chapel; then probably only to Jacobi. Today, a service is held again on Whitsun Monday, at the Kirchweih and the Waldweihnacht (21st of December - Thomastag).
July 1, 2018
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