Jobst Herman, Count of Schaumburg
|Born||6 October 1593|
Gemen Castle in Borken
|Died||5 November 1635 (aged 42)|
|Noble family||House of Schaumburg|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Sophia, daughter of Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg|
|Father||Henry V, Count of Holstein-Schaumburg|
His parents were Henry V, Count of Schaumburg and Holstein-Pinneberg (d. 1606), from a collateral line of the Gemen family tree, and Countess Matilda of Limburg-Styrum (1561–1622), a daughter of Count Hermann Georg of Limburg. In 1622, he became Count of Schaumburg and Lord of Gemen. Although he was raised as a Catholic, he made no attempt to change the religious denomination of his territories.
During the Thirty Years' War, he had little opportunity to influence events; however he succeeded in protecting his Lordship of Gemen from the worst oppression by imperial and Hessian troops.
He married Catherine Sophia (1577–1665), daughter of Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg, but the marriage was childless, and when he died in 1635, a succession dispute broke out between the families of Holstein-Schaumburg and Limburg-Styrum in relation to the immediate Lordship of Gemen. His aunt, Countess Agnes of Limburg-Styrum, who was abbess of Elten, Vreden, Borghorst Abbey and Freckenhorst won the dispute and shortly afterwards transferred Gemen to her nephew Hermann Otto I of Limburg-Styrum, a wealthy man who had a successful career as a lieutenant general in the Dutch cavalry. When he died in 1644, he left Gemen to his second son, Adolf Ernst, who married Isabella, the daughter of Count Alexander of Velen-Meggen-Raesfeld. Adolf Ernst unsuccessfully attempted to reintroduce Catholicism in Gemen.
Helge Bei der Wieden: Schaumburgische Genealogie. Stammtafeln der Grafen von Holstein und Schaumburg - auch Herzöge von Schleswig - bis zu ihrem Aussterben 1640, 2nd revised edition, Melle,1999
- Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of Holstein". Genealogy.EU.