Kowanz belonged to the parish of Körlin. The church books for Körlin, however, have been lost due to the ravages and after effects of war. The Grundbücher for Kowanz help restore some of the family lineages lost, as these property records often list inheritors and family members of the property owner.
The books for Kowanz begin in the early 1800s. Some of the surnames that can be found in these books are (but are not limited to): Rackow, Müselor, Baller, Molzahn, Pagel, Neitzel, Neÿ, Häger, Bolduan, Nöske, Maaß, Zillmer, Gehrke, Laske, Technow, Timm, and Nege.
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