As the original family home of the Scherfede Thonemanns, the house at Hauptstraße 63 had to be viewed (today, 2000, Briloner Straße 33). The family of Clemens Johannes Thonemann lived in this house, a long-hall house from the 17th Century. At the beginning and end of the Thonemann family day the participants visited Clemens, who is confined to a wheelchair. Thus it was made clear the esteem this member of the family enjoyed among the Thonemanns.
On Saturday 22.9.1951 Johannes Cremer gave a talk on the first part of his research into the affairs of the Thonemann family. Among other things he reported on the origins of our name, the work of our ancestor in the office of judge in Scherfede as well as that of Prelate Martin Thonemann, who was the Abbot of Zisterzienserkloster Hardehausen in the time of the Reformation.
Sunday 23.9.1951 began with high mass for the living and dead of the Thonemann family in Scherfede parish church. After the service the graves of our ancestors in the graveyard in Scherfede were visited.
After a little refreshment in Gasthof zur Egge, Johannes Cremer continued his talk (part 2). He described the appearance of the (Thöne) coat of arms. A golden fence is shown on a green field on a shield. In place of the helmet, there is a long hexagon with big crosses and beside them small crosses. As helmet decoration five peacock feathers were chosen. The lambrequins are green and red.