A detailed plot map (ca. 1945) showing residences in Henkenhagen, Kr. Kolberg-Körlin, Pomerania.

Maass families lived in Henkenhagen for at least four hundred years. Martin Maass, born about 1540, inherited his father's farm in Ziegenberg in 1573. There were at least 9, possibly 16, Maass families living there during World War II and their residences are identified below. A complete list of all residents can be found on Dirk Petrat's website. The village was also the home of three Noerenberg and six Mews families when this map was drawn. Martin Noerenberg and Sophia Mews, my 4th-great grandparents, lived in nearby Wendhagen in 1779.

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This map was adapted from an old postcard published in a book by Jerzy Patan [Ustronie Morskie. Na da wnych pocztowkach do 1945 roku - Henkenhagen auf alten Postkarten bis zum Jahre 1945. Kolobrzeg 2002]. It was kindly provided to me by Dr. Peter Gürge. His mother, Eleonore (Maaß) Gürge, also traces her ancestors to this village and their lineage can be found on their website "Chronik der Familie Maaß".  My thanks to Craig Maas for the enhancements and the addition of Adobe Flash programming.

Key to Maass residents in 1937 

Source: Das Kolberger Land. Seine Städte und Dörfer. Ein pommersches Heimatbuch. 1999. [The Kolberg LandBook] by Manfred Vollack

Dorfstraße Ost Ausbauten
   3  Erna Maaß, domestic servant 14  Fritz Maaß  (appears only on Dirk Petrat's list)
  35  Frieda Maaß     59  Friedrich Maaß, farmer owner with 69 acres [Note: there is no house #  59 in Ausbauten.  Friedrich may be the Fritz Maaß living in house # 14]
44 Hermann Maaß, Journeyman tailor Bergschäferei
60  Gustav Maaß, brick layer 3 Wilhelm Maaß, farmer with 64 acres
65  Gustav Maaß, brick layer      Ziegenberg 
66 Ernst Maaß, shoemaker   2 Emil Maaß 
72 Frl. Marie Maaß, house owner  2 Reinhard Maaß, farmer with 64 acres
  Dorfstraße West 2 Artur Maaß, young farmer 
10 Erich Maaß, Agricultural worker      2 Margarete Maaß  
Dünenstraße 10 Clemens Maaß, retired
4 Marta Maaß, worker 10 Elisabeth Maaß, domestic servant  
8 Frl. Wilhelmine Maaß, retired 10 Ida Maaß, domestic servant
9 Willi Maaß, brick layer 10 Marie Maaß   
15 Ernst Maaß, retired
15 Emil Maaß, carpenter


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