The family Deitmar formerly was very active in the local rifle club (Schützenverein). Therefore the Dorfbauern Schützengesellschaft proclaim, that Hof Deitmar was the basic place for their club. The first shield on the championship chain dated back to 1805 shows the name Deitmaring (Deitmar).
After the 2nd World War, the first British occupation forces wanted to use the main house as their Officer’s Mess. However Mrs. Deitmar was able to prevent this by using a small strategy. At that time, Mrs. Deitmar was one of the few citizens of Emsdetten who spoke English. Therefore she was able to influence the British Commander in such a way, that the house of family Schilgen was very much more suitable for this purpose. So the headquarters of the British forces was established in the villa of the Schilgen family. However, in 1946, two refugee families were lodged in the first storey of the main house. A very friendly and hearty relationship developed between these families and the family Deitmar. In 1965, the last of these families, the family Wawrzinek, moved into their own house in the new building area Mülders Busch.
Different events, i.e. the shooting-match of the Teupen Schützengesellschaft and the Bürgerschützen, as well as different family festivities take place on Hof Deitmar.
Today, the administration of the local Heimatverein is situated on the first floor, and a seminar room and the local registration office are on the ground floor.
Willi Colmer, Emsdetten, Ortsgeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zum 20. Jahrhundert, Emsdetten 2003, S. 43, 92-94
-Buschmeyer, Emsdetten vom Dorf zur Stadt, S. 25-30
-Emsdettener Vokszeitung Ostern 1991
-Denkmalliste der Stadt Emsdetten
-Chronik der Familie Deitmar sowie Übernahme aus unbekannten Quellen
-mündliche Überlieferungen der Familienmitglieder Deitmar +
Fotosammlung Heimatbund Emsdetten
Sammlung Dieter Schmitz