Chapter 1.1

Count Baron von Quanz

 

image001a            Heinz Georg Quanz of Frankfurt, Germany has provided this information about the earliest known reference to a Quanz. Heinz sent us the following:

 

Im Jahre 2003

            Mein heutiges Wissen uber den Dorfnamen bis 1945 Quanzendorf (heutiger polnischer Name Chwalecin ca. 180 Einwohner), ca. 100 km unterhalb Breslau.

 

            Einem jungen sehr gut deutsch sprechenden Gymnasiasten ubersandte ich meine Unterlagen, er opferte einen Ferientag und fuhr dorthin.

 

            2003 war er zu Besuch bei einer Tante in Ffm., er fand folgendes heraus:

 

            Im 13. Jahrhundert war in Quanzendorf ein Schloss, es gehorte einem Grafen ober Baron “von Quanz”, ihm gehorte auch ganz Schlesien mit seinen gesamten Leibeigenen.

 

            Welch eine Enttauschung fur den Schreiber. Er hatte gelernt vor Gott sind alle Menschen gleich. Diese Erkenntnisse sind auch der Anlass, dass ich meine Ahnenforschung hiermit beende.

 

Heinz Georg Quanz

Frankfurt, den 12. Oktober 2003

 

 

In the year 2003

            To the best of my knowledge the current Polish village of Chwalecin was known as Quanzendorf until 1945. The village today has about 180 inhabitants and is approximately 100 km below Breslau (Wroclaw).

 

            A young very well spoken German high school student sacrificed one day of his holidays and drove there in 2003 for a visit with an aunt. He found out the following:

 

·       In the 13th century, there was a castle in the village of Quanzen.

·        The castle belonged to Count “Baron von Quanz” as did the surrounding area of Schlesien and the serfs who lived there.

 

            What an one “eye-opener” for the me. I had learned before God that all people are the same. These findings are also the occasion that herewith I finish my ancestral research.

 

Heinz Georg Quanz

Frankfurt, October 12, 2003

 

 

Quanzendorf

 

               Quanzendorf was a small village in the north west of Germany that had been a part of Germany for centuries until the borders were redrawn at the end of World War II when this area was turned over to Poland. The name was changed to Chwalecin.

 

The village was named after Baron von Quanz who lived there in the 13th Century.

 

Postkarte_Quanzendorf

 

Pictures are from a website at http://www.langenbielau.de/Seite1/Quanzendorf/quanzendorf.html

There are more pictures available there – click on the link to see the original website.

 


Quanzendorf im Kreis Reichenbach

            Wer erinnert sich noch an Quanzendorf im Kreis Reichenbach, das kleine romantische Dörfchen am Fuße des Eichberges?
            Von Groß-Wilkau ging man etwa zwei Kilometer über eine bergige Landstraße, die von Kirsch- und Apfelbäumen gesäumt war. Besonders zur Baumblüte war das ein wunderschöner Spaziergang. Hatte man den letzten Hügel, den sogenanntenTreppla Bergerstiegen, sah man Quanzendorf im Tal liegen. Es gab ein Dominium, etliche Bauerngehöfte und ein Kretscham. Quanzendorf hatte 1939 rund 186 Einwohner. Heute mögen es noch etwa 60 Personen sein. Von den Häusern im Dorf sind viele verschwunden. Auch vom Dominium existiert nur noch das Wohnhaus des ehemaligen Besitzers Heinze. Am Ende des Dorfes ging es über die sogenannteMatritzkenach Großkniegnitz. Von der Anhöhe sah man das Dorf Senitz und im Hintergrund den Zobten. Quanzendorf war wegen seiner landschaftlich schönen Lage besonders im Sommer ein Ziel für Wanderer und Wochenendausflügler.

 

Quanzendorf in Kreis Reichenbach

                        Who still remembers Quanzendorf in Kreis Reichenbach, the small romantic village at the foot of the Eichberges Mountain?
            From large Wilkau one went about two kilometers over a hilly highway, which was fringed with Kirsch and Apple trees. Particularly during blossoming time that was a beautiful walk. As we climbed the last hill, called, “Treppla Mountain” we saw Quanzendorf lying in the valley. It gave a Dominium, some farmsteads and a Kretscham. Quanzendorf had approximately 186 inhabitants in 1939. Today there may still be about 60 people living there. Many of the houses in the village have disappeared. Also of the Dominium only the house of the former owner Heinze exists. At the end of the village it went over the so-called “Matritzke” after Grosskniegnitz. From the hill one saw the village Senitz and in the background Zobten. Because of its scenic beauty in the summer Quanzendorf was particularly a goal for hikes and weekend excursions.

Today’s name:            Chwalecin (Quanzendorf).

 

Dorfeingang

This is a picture of the road into Chwalecin (Quanzendorf).

 

 

Place German name: Quanzendorf

Inhabitants in 1943: 170

Mayor 1943: Ernst Hoensch

District court: Nimptsch

Register office district: Quanzendorf

Institute for Post Office: Largely Wilkau

Distance of the district town: 20 km

Today’s name:            Chwalecin

 


District realm brook polarize (. Dzierzoniów )

Affiliation nationally : Prussia , province Schlesien , governmental district Breslau
Zustaend. Law (1894) :
            1) district court Nimptsch,
regional court Schweidnitz , higher regional court Breslau
            2) district court realm brook,
regional court Schweidnitz , higher regional court Breslau
Zustaend. Gau 1933 - 1945 :
Schlesien , 1941 - 1945 Niederschlesien
Affiliation ev. Church :
Evangelist church of the old-Prussian union , church province Schlesien
Affiliation kath. Church :
Diocese Breslau

 

Denomination structure district realm brook in the owl mountains 1939

            Evangelist:       71.6 %

            Catholic:          25.0 %
            Gottglaeubig:    1.5 %
            Faith lot:            1.7 %
            Other:                0.2 %

 

 

 

Listing of the goods in city and circle realm brook

After the conditions from the year 1937

A listing in alphabetical order of the place names of the 1937 existed goods, source: The schlesische goods directory (listing of all manors, as well as the larger landgueter) Quanzendorf:

Rittergut, Besitzer Konrad Heinze, Fläche 188 ha, davon 163 Acker, 2 Wiesen, 13 Weide, 6 Holz, 1 Park, 1 Garten, 2 Hof, usw.,

Link http://www.kreis-reichenbach.de/Seite1/Gueterverzeichnis_Kreis_Reiche/gueterverzeichnis_kreis_reiche.html

 

 

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