As with most web sites, this site is in a
constant state of revision. If you have any additional information
pertaining to Kreis Regenwalde or one of the villages therein, your
contributions (or corrections) are welcomed and appreciated.
Send your contributions to Edna Pieper Cherney
Kreis Regenwalde, established about 1809, was a part of
HinterPommern. Regenwalde, along with most all of HinterPommern, was
devastated during World War II and at the end of the war was given to
Poland. After barely surviving the bombardment of the Russian Army, the
area was subjected to the marauding Polish settlers who directed their hate of
the Nazis on the German Populace. All Pomeranians that survived the
onslaught, were evicted from the area, carrying only the personal property that
they could carry in their hands. Most of the church records were also lost
or destroyed. I have constructed a list of the villages along with the
Polish name for each village, the church records that may have survived and the
population for each town as of 1909. The records held in the Polish
archives are, for the most part, fragments of the years indicated on this list,
but hopefully it will give those searching another source to search.
Included on this web site are Pomeranian surname lists, village histories and
maps of Regenwalde villages. See the bottom of this page for the specific sites.
A-Village Summaries- This page
has been improved with the addition of new village photos. There are also
maps and short histories of many villages. Included are: Alt
Döberitz, Altenfleiss, Bandekow, Birkheide,Bonin, Dorow, Dübzow, Elvershagen,
Gardin, Gerdshagen, Gienow, Gross Borckenhagen, Hoffelde, Karnitz, Klein
Raddow, Kratzig, Kummerow, and Labes.
B-Village Summaries- This page
has also been improved with the addition of new village photos. There are also
maps and short histories of many villages. Included villages are:
Kankelfitz, Karnitz, Karow, Klein Raddow, Kratzig, Kummerow,
Ludwigshorst, Obernhagen, Ornshagen, Plathe, Pinnow, Roggow, Schwerin,
Silligsdorf, Stargordt, Stramehl, Teschendorf, Unheim, Vogelsang, Wedderwill,
Wolkow, Woldenburg, Zimmerhausen, Zachow, Zozenow.
Customs of Pommern - Dates and details of
Pommerntag, Germanfest, plus Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals,
New Year's Eve, Easter, and May Day celebration customs.
Diseases, a list of diseases and causes of
death found in church records.
Deutsch Home Page - This page is a replica of
the home page in
the German language.
Emigrants - A listing of
emigrants found in databases (also what state they died in).
Helpful Sites - A listing of other Pomeranian
Kreise on the
web, plus some helpful genealogical sites. An added feature are the
web sites of descendants of residents of Kreis Regenwalde.
Map of Kreis Regenwalde - The map is
very detailed and includes
most of the small villages.
Occupations and some typical Army
Polish Words and Letters - Includes a
sample letter to be used for writing to Polish archives.
Kreis Map and Also a Map of Prussia - This map shows the names and
location of the Kreises within Pomerania. Included on this page is an
abbreviated outline of the history of Pommern and Prussia.
Queries - Queries of relatives from Kreis Regenwalde -
You can also
submit your queries.
Recipes used by Pomeranians - Recipes of our ancestors
Feierzangebowle, Gansebraten (roast goose), Blutwurst
(blood sausage), Rotkohl (red cabbage), Kopkäse (head cheese), Köck Käse (cooked
head cheese), Souse (Pickled Pigs Feet), Kirschsuppe (cherry soup), Reisbrei (rice pudding), Schokalade
pudding, Heringe nach Haustrauenart (pickled creamed herring), Kartoffel Klöße (potato
Regenwalde Villages - Village name changes, population, head church and clues
regarding as to which records are available
Surname Search - A listing
of former Kreis Regenwalde residents including the e-mail address of the
descendant who is researching them.
Please let me know if you find Regenwalde
site useful to you, or if you would like to add or correct something.
web site was created on 26 December 2001 and last edited on 22 September 2008 -
Edna Pieper Cherney.