Mellau's annals

ca. 1250

First settlement of people from Schwarzenberg

ca. 1400

Permanent settlement

1437

This date was on a door in Mellau-Vorderhirschlitten 1 (due to Franz Michael Willam the oldest house provided with a year house number of the Bregenzerwald)

1464

Elevation to a parish

1514

Ulrich Moosmann, born in Mellau, is named as Chief Magistrate of the Bregenzerwald

1560

Year date at the House No. 33 in Übermellen.

1562

at the roof beam at the House No. 27 in Übermellen

1564

At the roof beam of the House No. 94 in Hinterbündt
Separation of the plots at the right from the river "Ach" from there original parish in Reuthe and connection to Mellau.

1588

The first priest whose name is known, Konrad Fröwis, began his pastoral activity.

1630

In this year the three crosses at the beginning of Mellau were built up.

1635

has carried off 185 people in Mellau the plague. This year, the chapel was built on the Schönenboden.

1642

This year date was found on the roof beam of the House No. 34 in Übermellen

1646

1726

the Mellenbach caused big floods

1727

1728

moreover floods caused by the Mellenbach

1730

Water avalanche in Oberfeld.

1742

On 2nd Februar started up school in Mellau

1760

Floods caused by the Bregenzerache.

1787

Built up of a street from Reuthe to Mellau

1793

Building a new church and construction of the parish house

1802

Fire at the plot "Platz" (Parish house and Adler).

1814

Construction of the first school, before the children were teached in private houses.

1816

1849

Mellau has 640 inhabitants

1868

1870

A fire destroyed the church, the parish house, school and 18 other buildings.

1875

Completion of the new (3.) church. The inauguraiton was on the 11th August.

1878

First disengagement of the Mellau chapel

1885

Due to the mayor Josef Natter, the first fire department was established.

1885

In Mellau there are 627 inhabitants.

1889

1895

Foundation of the Raiffeisenkasse Mellau.

1902

Building up the street along the Bregenzerache to Hirschau and construction of the bridge to the Ache at the current place.(Hotel Engel)

1903

1907

616 inhabitants are currently in Mellau, 305 male and 311 female.