Ornshagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania
(Zerzyno, Poland)

Ornshagen is located at the confluence of the Paatziger and Rega rivers about four miles southwest of Regenwalde. This village was the home of two Maass families -- David and Friedrike Maass (my great great grandparents) and Franz and Johanna Maass, David's brother and sister-in-law. Julius Maass was born here in 1846 and Johanna Maass in 1850. In 1871 there were 365 inhabitants living in 60 households in Ornshagen. The village was almost completely destroyed in WWII and is now nearly deserted.

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(photos taken in Sept. 2003; except cemetery photos taken May 1, 2007)

Cobblestone road to Zerzyno
Entrance gate to the former von Borcke mansion
Gate pillar
Barns on the former Gut
Barns on the former Gut
Barns on the former Gut
One of the few remaining houses in Ornshagen

A restored barn
Ornshagen cemetery and chapel (5/1/07)
Gravestone for Grafen von Perponcher-Sedlnitzky
Gravestone for Graf and Grafin von Bulow
Foot bridge and dam on the Paatziger river
Foot bridge and dam on the Paatziger river
Pond behind the Paatziger dam
Ruins of what appeared to be a mill-dam on the Paatziger river
A concrete fence on the former estate
Dam on the Rega river

For more photos of Ornshagen, Go to: rootsweb.com

© - Gene Maas
Rev. Nov 2007