Translation help: "Comenthur"

Will someone help me with the meaning of Comenthur? The context follows:

"Steuerbuch des Klosteramts Zimmern 1547: Anton Kaumeier, halbe Sölde, andere Hälfte dem Comenthur zu Oettingen."

Taxbook of the Zimmern Abbey office 1547: Anton Kaumeier, half of 1/4 farm, the other half the Comenthur of Oettingen

Thanks
Ken

Comenthur is the chief of a 'Kommende'.

A Kommende is part (like a 'Amt') of the "Deutscher Orden".
The "Deutscher Orden" is the "Teutonic Knights".

Viele Grüße

Günter (Thürheimer)

Herr Thürheimer,
Thanks for your very quick response!
Ken

Hallo Ken,
you can also try:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komtur_(Amt)

Greetings -
Rudolf (Dederbeck)

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Hello Ken,

look here: http://www.dict.cc/?s=Komturei.

The teuthonic order was also owner of farmland like other sovereigns.

regards
Manuela (Siewert)

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