Willershausen

In Hesse, just outside of Eisenach, Thuringia is a village and castle that was half owned by the Schwebheim Bibra from 1757 to 1850. Ernst Karl Treusch von Buttlar zu Willershausen and Frankenfels and Charlotte von Bibra from Schwebheim. Married contract July 4, 1748, marriage July 6, 1748.  

Upon Ernst Karl’s death in 1757, the estate (including the fief) passed to the two daughters (or the husbands??). Friederike Sophia’s sister, Caroline married Heinrich von Kutzleben. The estate was divided between the two families on September 27, 1817, by Friedrich August von Kutzleben. Friederike Sophia von Bibra, born Treusch v. Buttlar died on August 7, 1787. As the fief (half of Willershausen) was passed to both male and female descendants (a rare occurrence), it was successfully transferred to her many descendants both male and female September 3, 1789.  

I believe in 1848, feudalism ended in Germany and ownership transferred to the fief holders. The daughters and granddaughters received compensation during the Bibra years and at the sale. Shortly thereafter Ernst von Bibra, the sole male Bibra (and probably all) descendant sold their portion in 1850 to Landgrave Carl August of Hesse. From 1889 to 1992 the Landgraves of Hesse were the owners of the property. Today, a golf course is maintained.