||He was borne on February 12, 1872 in Hermannsburg.|
After school and study in 1904, he became a pastor in Grassberg. Since the year 1910, he lived as a free writer in Fischerhude, where he died on May 28, 1938.
His life's work contains 15 stories, 2 novels and
3 collections of short stories.
To his known and most successful books belong:
Heidjers Homecoming (1904), Moorland-Farm Lohe (1906),
Siblings Rosenbrock (1911) and Jan Murken (1922).
In his stories, he describes the life on country, in particular
that in the Lueneburg- Moorland, but also the problems
during the colonization of the Teufelsmoor (Devilsbog).
|Diedrich Speckmann was the most widely read regional writer of that time.|