Regenwalde, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania
(Resko, Poland)

Population of Regenwalde grew from 3,363 residents in 1875 to 5,014 in 1939.

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Entering Regenwalde from the south
Regenwalde Town Hall (erected in 1841)
Regenwalde stores and apartments

The church in Regenwalde was built at the end of the 14th century in the Gothic style.

The church was rebuilt after several fires (the biggest in 1916) and in 1881 a tower 216 feet high was added.

After World War II, this Evangelische Church was consecrated as a Catholic Church and is now known as the Church of Holy Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Church entrance
Church tower
Closeup of church door
Detail of church door
Church sanctuary (Photo by Joyce Gardner, Sept. 2002)

Several of David and Friederike Maass' children were baptized and confirmed in this church.

Confirmation dates were:

Monument dedicated to Dr. Carl Sprengel

Dr. Sprengel was a renowned agronomist and chemist who conducted pioneering research in agricultural chemistry during the first half of the 19th century. He was an innovative and noted scientist and educator who made many outstanding contributions in the fields of soil and plant science.He postulated a new theory of plant mineral nutrition known as the Law of the Minimum and wrote fundamental text books on soil chemistry, plant nutrition and fertilizers, and crop production. In 1842, he founded a private agricultural academy and experiment station in Regenwalde where he tested his theories of plant nutrition in the field. Sprengel also founded a farm machinery factory and a dairy factory in Regenwalde.

[For more on the life of Dr. Sprengel, the reader is referred to an article by R. R. van der Ploeg, W. Böhm, and M. B. Kirkham entitled, "On the Origin of the Theory of Mineral Nutrition of Plants and the Law of the Minimum" published in 1999 in the Soil Science Society of America Journal, vol. 63:1055–1062.]

Gene Maas posing at the monument
(photos were taken May 1, 2007)
Buildings across the street from the monument
(farm equipment factory?)

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© - Gene Maas
15 Feb 2011